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Trial grounds aud greenhouses at Moorestown, N. J 


The Seed Business. ^ ^ove the seed business because it brings joy in the endeavor to help beautify the earth and 
enlarge its crops ; because it brings you into closer touch with Mother Earth, with health and out-of- 
doors ; because it enables you to help the garden enthusiasts, who are also getting joy and pleasure out of the results of your 
labor. I hope that you are one of these and that I may get acquainted with you. 

To the old Customers of the late firm of Johnson & Stokes, i^"^} /'^^^ of " v friends think 

^—^^—^—^—^—^—^—^^^^^^^^^^—^^^^^^^^^—^^^^^^^^^ that I ha\ e simply witlidrawn, or sold out, 
from the old firm. Such is not the case ; the firm of Johnson & Stokes was dissolved by limitation on the ist of July, 1906, and 
the Stokes' half of it is very much alive and v^anting your business. 

Greenhouses and Trial Orounds. in connection with my greenhouses of over 50,000 square feet of glass, I have a 

— . ' trial ground of about ten acres, where are annually tested the seeds ottered in 

this Catalogue, together with many novelties from all over the world. These tests, the past season, have again demonstrated their 
worth and service to the business, and have been viewed by hundreds of my customers, and all are invited to visit them at any time. 

Promptness in Filling Orders. Every department of the business is receiving my personal toiich and care and your 
S- 2 orders will be filled promptly and liberally, with courteous attention to any of ) Our 

special requests. Trusting that I may be favored with your orders this coming season, and assuring you of my utmost endeavor 
to serve you carefully and well, I am, Yours very truly, 



SEEDS BY MAIL. The Rural Free Delivery Mail Carrier here illus- 
trated, and thousands like him all over this whole country, bring ni)' seed- 
store, with its complete equipment, right before every farmer's door. No branch 
of our great Government has ever been established that has been so instantly 
popular and serviceable to the farming conmuinities all over the land as this 
Rural Free Delivery Service. Their daily calls keep the farmer in touch with 
the outside world in a manner which was unknown before. 

SEEDS MAILED POSTPAID. In considering my prices, both of new 
and standard garden seeds, please bear in mind that I pay the postage b\ the 
packet, ounce, quarter-pound, pound and pint. 

HOW TO ORDER. Please be careful to sign your name, post-office, 
county and state on each and every letter sent me. Cash should accompany 
the order. You may remit at my risk either by post-office order, bank draft, 
e.xpress order, or cash b)' registered letter. I am responsible for safe arrival of 
the seeds, — whether sent bj' mail, express or freight. 

YOU RUN NO RISK in sending cash with order. My reputation as an 
honest and experienced seedsman is well known, while my financial responsi- 
bility can be learned l)y inquiry of anj' bank, trust company or wholesale mer- 
chant who subscribes to either of the Commercial Agency Reports. I do not 

charge for bags or boxes. 

25 CENTS' WORTH OF SEEDS EXTRA allowed on each $1 sent for seeds in packets and ounces 

— — exc epting on c:uili(lo\\ er and other seeds iiriced at more tlian 25 cents 

an ounce. This premium {allowed on cash orders) can be selected only in p.ickets and ounces. No iiremium can be allowed on seeds by 
the <|uarter-pound, pound, pint, ciuart, peck or bushel, nor upon bulbs or plants, upon which jirices are net. .After making out your order, 
kindly figure the total value of packets and ounces (priced at 23 cents per ounce or less). On this amount select your own premiums, as 
above, at the rate of 25 cents on each dollar sent us for packets and ounces. 

Copyright igoj by Walter P. Stokes 

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Novelties and Specialties for 1908 

The novelties and specialties annually offered by seedsmen should be of great interest to progressive gardeners, no 
matter how many old favorites they ma)' have among the standard varieties. I am careful, in this department, to try 
to offer nothing but varieties, not only of real merit, but those that are an advance in quality or productiveness over 
the standard varieties that are already vvell-knov\ n, or such as have been highly recommended by specialists or gardeners 
in whom I have confidence. I believe you will not be disappointed in any of the no\elties herein offered. 

I am always glad to receive samples of any new, rare or superior varieties of garden or flower seeds from my customers, 
and will give them a careful test at my Floracroft Trial Grounds and report results at the end of the season. 

Very Early 

Enormously Prolific 

Strong Vine 

Plenty of Foliage 

Uniform Size 

Beautiful Scarlet 

Splendia Shape for 

Stokes* Bonny Best Early Tomato 

The place of honor — the first page in the book— is given this magnificent novelty, now offered for the first time. 
For eight years it has been carefully re-selected each season by one of the best growers of Tomatoes in this country, for 
earliness, solidity of fruit, smoothness and evenness in the ripening up to the stem. 

It is fully ten days to two weeks earlier than "Chalk's Early Jewel" and within a day or two, if not quite, as early 
as the "Sparks Earliana." Many who have tested it the past season have declared it was as early as the celebrated 
"Earliana." It is a vigorous grower, enormously prolific and with splendid foliage, which will protect the fruits from 
the hot sun on days when other varieties, with less foliage, would scald. As a shipping Tomato it will be found to be 
one of the very best, as the entire picking will grade into the same crate owing to its remarkable evenness of size. 

I predict the Stokes' "Bonny Best" Early Tomato will soon be known from one end of the land to the other as 
the finest shipping Tomato ever introduced. In color it is an intense velvety glowing scarlet, the very best color for the 
table or for canning, and ripens evenly all over up to the stem. In shape it is beautiful as can be seen from the above 
illustration and from the colored illustration on the front cover. It is roundish and slightly flattened at the stem end, 
but thicker through than most other Tomatoes of its class. This makes it a magnificent variety for slicing. Its greatest 
characteristic, however, is its marvelous uniformity of size and smoothness in shape. 

In a field of nearly two acres growing for seed, which I carefully inspected the past season, I could not find a single 
rough fruit or one that would not make a select market specimen. The fruit setting at the crown are all of a uniform 
size and ripening evenly up to the stem to a remarkable degree. The fruit on the branches are equally choice. I want 
to popularize this Tomato right from the start, so I am making a low price for a novelty of its class. 

Price, pkt. 10 ets., Koz. 35 cts., oz. 60 cts., ViVo $2, lb. $7.50, by maU postpaid 


Early Model Red Globe Beet 

This distinct new table Beet is absolute beet per- 
fection. It is remarkable for its uniform shape, which 
is well depicted in the illustration; of very deep 
colored flesh and has a fine sweet flavor. In a test of 
garden Beets at my Floracroft Trial Grounds it was 
by far the best in this particular, of over thirty varie- 
ties tested. It has a small leaf, green in color, ribbed 
crimson, and a very small tap-root. The bulbs develop 
quickly and can be sold when very young. They are 
smooth and free from small rootlets. Both skin and 
flesh are of an unusually deep rich blood-crimson 
color, retaining this color when cooked, making them 
valuable for canning and pickling. Price, pkt. lo cts., 
oz. 15 cts., ^'Ib. 35 cts., lb. $1, by mail postpaid. 

New "Nokor" Cabbage 

A Splendid New Cabbage, "Nokor^* 

I sent this out last year without a name as "New 
Cabbage, No. 15," and have received splendid testi- 
monials from my customers regarding it. The heads 
are extremely uniform in size and shape, weighing 
from 12 to 15 pounds each, and frequently measuring 
12 inches in diameter. The heads are roundish in 
shape and extremely solid and the stem does not run 
up into the head, hence its name ' ' Nokor " (no core) . 
The flesh is extremely firm, tender and white, making 
it a most desirable Cabbage for kraut. It matures 
fully two weeks earlier than any of the late-growing 
varieties, and yet it will stand a long time before 
bursting. I recommend it particularly as an early 
maturing main-crop variety. Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 
30 cts., '41b. $T, lb. I3.50, by mail postpaid. 

Danish Succession Sureheader Cabbage 

Early Model Red Globe Beet 

Dajiish Succession Sureheader 

This is a new and \ery promising variety from 
Denmark, which is a great cabbage and cauliflower 
growing country. It makes a large head and is a very 
"sureheader." It is a most excellent keeper; pro- 
ducing solid, well-shaped heads, hai ing few and small 
outer leaves ; this enables it to be planted close together 
in the field and makes a tremendous crop of tons to 
the acre. It is also very slow to burst or run to seed. 
Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 35 cts., !+lb. |r, lb. ^3.50, by 
mail postpaid. 

S. C. Mason, of Broadwny, Xn., writes: "The No. 15 
(" Nokor") Cabbage is the Hiiest I ever saw, and it has the 
smallest heart I ever saw in a Cabbage." 

Wm. H. Sallade, of Hereford, Pa., writes: "The Cab- 
bage Seed No. 15 ("Nokor") you sent ine for trial has 
yielded a fine crop." 


Silver Self-blanching Celery 

The most popular Celeries are the Golden Self- 
blanching and the White Plume, and this grand new- 
Silver Self-blanching Celery combines in one variety 
the essential qualities of these two varieties; in short, 
it has the robust, sturdy, compact habit, with the 
immense solid heart, crisp, brittle and tender qualities 
of the Golden Self-blanching, together with the beauti- 
ful Silver Self-blanching foliage of the White Plume. 
This makes a great combination and I predict for the 
Silver Self-blanching Celery a great future, and I 
believe that, when it becomes known to the grower 
for market, it will make one of the most popular 
varieties of Celery ever introduced. Price, pkt. iscts., 
2pkts. 25 cts., oz. sects., %\h.$i.5o, lb. $5. 

Whitloof Chicory 

A bushy, crisp, winter vegetable 
which can be grown in every home. 
Sometimes called French Endive. 
This makes one of the most deli- 
cious of all salads. It is also an 
excellent dish boiled. The seed is 
planted in May or June in the open 
ground and in the fall the roots are 
dug. The roots are then planted in 
earth in a dark, cool place in the 
cellar or under gjeenhouse bench. 
Finely blanched crisp leaves are 
then thrown out and when cut new 
leaves form. The roots keep a long 
time and may be planted so that a 
fresh and delicious salad may be 
had all winter long. Fancy fruit 
and vegetable dealers have im- 
ported this vegetable from France 
on account of its delicious flavor. 
It can, however, be grown with the 
greatest ease as above. Price, pkt. 
IOC, oz, 20C., ^Ib. 40c., lb. I1.50. 

Whitloof Chicory 

New Davis Perfect Cucumber 

SUver Self-blanching Celery 

The Davis Perfect Cucumber resembles a hothouse 
Cucumber so closely that dealers cannot tell the dif- 
fence, it being equally good for hothouse or outdoor 

culture. It is ideal in shape, rich, dark green color, uniform and regular in size. It is exceedingly tender and as a 
slicing Cucumber for the table is unsurpassed. It is almost seedless one-third of its length from the stem end, and the 
seeds that are contained in it, when in slicing condition, are so small and tender that they are almost unnoticed. 

Exceedingly productive. Price, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 
cts., %\b. 35 cts., lb. |i.2o. 

New Davis Perfect Cucumber 

Stokes* Perfection White Spine 

This magnificent Cucumber has been bred by 
careful selection by a prominent grower in Rhode 
Island. It is quite early, enormously prolific and 
bears uniformly long, symmetrical, deep green 
colored fruits faintly marked with a light yellowish 
shading toward the blossom end. The seeds are 
small, making it an ideal variety for market or 
slicing. The vines are very vigorous and healthy 
and blight-resisting and maintain their fresh luxuri- 
ance, bearing until late in the season. Price, pkt. 
10 cts., oz. 20 cts., ^Ib. 45 cts., lb. $1.50. 

See "Stokes' Standards," pages 9, 10 and 11 




219 Market Street. PHIbADELPHIA,PA? 

The Grand Muskmelon 

Floracroft Beauty Sugar Com 

In "Floracroft Beauty" I believe I have a Com, for 
earliness, size of ear and quality, that has no equal on 
the market. Many gardeners complain that the early 
Corns are so small as to be trifling, but in the "Flora- 
croft Beauty" we have one that combines earliness, a 
large size ear and splendid quality. It has a strong grow- 
ing stalk from 5 to 6 feet in height with ample'foliage 
and quite long blades, generally with two and sonie- 
times three good ears to a stalk, the ears being well set 
up from the ground. The ears are from 6 to 7 inches in 
length and have ten to tweh e rows of good-sized deep 
grains, which are exceptionally tender and juicy, possessing a rich sweet flavor that will 
please all lovers of this popular and delicious vegetable. Price, pkt. 10 cts., }4pt. 20 cts., 
pt. 30 cts., by mail postpaid ; by express, pt. 25 cts., qt. 40 cts., 4 qts. $1.25, pk. $2. 

The Strawberry Lettuce 

The French people are great connoisseurs of Lettuce and salads of all kinds, and this 
new French variety comes to us with strong endorsement from these Lettuce-loving 
people. It forms a medium-sized head, very firm and has a delicious crisp, buttery flavor. 
Outside its general ap- 
pearance is dark reddish 
brown, but the interior 
of the headhas a decided 
pink color, and when 
dressed with oil and 
prepared for the table, it 
resembles a dish of 
crushed strawberries, 
hence its name. This 
color, together with its 
rich flavor, makes it a 
novelty of the first-class 
and I predict for it a 
very general sale for 
private use. Price, pkt. 
10 cts., oz. 25 cts., >4lb. 
75 cts., by mail postpaid, 

The New Lemon 

The Lemon Cucum- 
ber was a suspicious 
novelty until we tasted 

Strawberry Lettuce 

it. Now it has a permanent place on our list. Of all the m.iny \ arie- 
ties of Cucumbers raised in our garden, none have a finer flav or than 
the Lemon Cucumber. There is a strong resemblance to its name- 
sake in its size, shape and color. It has a thin skin, the crispness, 
tenderness and sweetness are all that could be desired, and it seems 
to lack the bitterness of the common Cucumber. It is attractive in 
appearance for using sliced, w hole or in pickles. The best time for 
picking is just as it turns yellow. Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts. 

The Greuid Muskmelon 

This is a very good shipping melon with salmon-colored flesh, very 
thick meat and ripens evenly. It is from ten to fourteen days earlier 
than the Osage, equaling it in flavor. These melons are of a peculiar 
rich green color on the outside, slightly ribbed and netted. It has a 
\ ery vigorous vine with the fruit setting near the root and therefore 
resisting disease more than most other sorts. It is just the right size, 
av eraging about 6 inches in diameter. The " Grand," owing to its uni- 
form size, its uniformly rich thick salmon-colored flesh, makes it one 
of the most favonihle salmon-colored fleshed fruits for the market ever 
offered. Price, pkt. loc, oz. 30c., V'b. gcc. , lb. f3, by niail postpaid. 



Yellow -Meated Japan Muskmelon 

It is known among market growers that the pink-fleshed 
varieties of Muskmelons are more hardy and less liable to 
blight and disease than the green-fleshed sort, and the 
Yellow-Meated Japan is no exception to the rule. They are 
very prolific, producing large fruits quite early. The melons 
are nearly round, slightly ribbed and covered with patches 
of netting. The skin is of a yellowish white color when 
ripe, but the crowning feature of this melon is its thick 
salmon-colored flesh. It is deliciously rich, sweet and tender, 
fairly melting in the mouth, and its exquisite flavor will 
surprise and please all who use it. It is one of the finest 
flavored melons in the market. 

Owing to the color of its skin, I do not recommend it as a 
market melon, except for hotel use, but as a family melon it 
should be tried by all. Price, pkt. locts., 02. 15 cts., ^Ib. 
50 cts., lb. f 1. 50, by mail postpaid. 

Yellow-Meated Japan Muskmelon 

Ailsa Craig Onion 

This is a great exhibition Onion in England and is 
largely illustrated in every English catalogue. It grows 
to an immense size, three and one-half to four pounds 
each being frequently recorded. It is of a beautiful 
yellow or straw-color, slightly pointed at each end, and 
to obtain the best results the seed should be sown in 
the hotbed and transplanted from 4 to 6 inches apart. 
As a show or exhibition Onion it should be a great 
success on account of its fine appearance. It is also an 
excellent table sort, being mild in flavor and a good 
keeper. Price, pkt. 15 cts., 2 pkts. 25 cts., oz 35 cts., 
^Ib. f 1.25, by mail postpaid. 

Selected Netted Rock, or Pollock Strciin Muskmelon 

Selected Netted Rock Muskmelon 

This is of the celebrated "Pollock" strain of the 
Rockyford Muskmelon. It is nearly round in shape, 
very heavily netted and very slightly ribbed with the 
netting covering the grooved portion. It is sometimes 
called the "Solid Net." The flesh is extremely thick 
and the seed cavity is marvelously small, making it a 
very meaty heavy melon for its size. The flesh is 
deliciously sweet and of very fine texture, being the 
same in this respect as the best strain of Rockyford. 
This strain also has the reputation, in Colorado, of 
being the most vigorous and best blight-resisting strain 
of any of this class of melons. Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 
15 cts., %\h. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 

Ailsa Craig Onions 


WALTER^ p. STOKES 5219 Market §treet, PHIbADELPHIA, PA. 

Morse Brown Globe Onions 

New Long Season Spinach 

This new Spinach is a wonder and will be extensively 
grown in the future, as no other variety ever introduced 
withstands the hot summer weather without shooting to 
seed like this new " Long Season " variety. It forms a 
thick rosette of thick, tender and succulent crumpled 
leaves, which are of an intensely dark green color. Their 
great substance and short-leaved stalks enable them to 
stand up in the hot weather, retaining their freshness for 
a long period after cutting. There is no other variety 
that will remain in edible condition without running to 
seed for so long a time. Price, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 8 cts., X\h. 
15 cts., lb. 50 cts., by mail postpaid ; by express, 5 lbs. 
I1.75, 10 lbs. I3.25. 

New Tomato, Livingston's Hummer 

This is quite a distinct variety, very smiilar in shape 
and habit of growth to Livingston's Cilobe, but instead of 

The Morse Brown 
Globe Onion 

Mr. Morse, of California, is 
one of the largest growers of 
Onions and Onion seed in the 
world, and this new variety he 
recommends as a market Onion 
in the very highest of terms. It 
is very early, ripening as early 
as August I, and forms good, 
large bulbs which are fine- 
grained, solid, heavy and keep- 
ing in good condition a longer 
time than any other kind. Its 
color is a deep, rich seal-brown, 
the flesh is white, brittle and 
tender. The first requisite of a 
market Onion is the keeping 
qualities, with size, earliness and 
color almost as important, and 
in the Morse Brown Globe 
Onion all these qualities are 
combined, making it an Onion 
of the highest quality. Price, 
pkt. 10 cts., oz. 50 cts., %\h. 
I1.50, by mail postpaid. 

Crop of Morse Brown Globe Onion 
has turned out very short, so ^{Ib. is 
largest Quantity quoted to a customer 

Superb Salad Tomato 

New Long Season Spinach 

being pink or purplish in color, like the latter, it is a fine 
bright scarlet. Livingston's Hummer is as round as a ball, 
smooth as an apple and with little or no indenture at the 
stem end, hence there is no waste in preparing the fruits 
for the table. It is a second-early sort and it is a very de- 
sirable Tomato for canning orputting up whole in glass. 
Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 50 cts., j4lb. $1.50. lb. ^5. 

Superb Salad Tomato 

This variety is distinctly a salad Tomato, not growing 
large or coarse. It is just the right size for .serving whole 
as a salad on lettuce leaves. This also makes an excel- 
lent variety for growing in greenhouses. Price, pkt. 10 
cts., >^oz. 30 cts., oz. 50 cts., Xlt>. I1.50, lb. $5, by mail 



New Swiss Chard, or Spinach Beet 
"Giant LucuUus" 

The Swiss Chard is growing more popular as a vegetable each season. This 
new variety is a great acquisition. The stalks are as thick and broad as rhubarb. 
The plants grow to a height of from 2 to 2,'4 feet, and the stalks are from 10 to 
12 inches long below the leaf. These stalks are delicious when cooked and 
should be served in the same manner as stewed celery and asparagus. The 
leaf portion of the "Giant LucuUus " is heavily crumpled or savoyed and is 
very crisp and tender. The leafy portion of the foliage is cooked and served in 
the same manner as spinach. The leaves and stalks, being served as separate 
vegetables, afford two distinct dishes from the same plant at one time. Price, 
pkt. 10 cts-, oz. 15 cts., X'b. 40 cts., lb. I1.25, by mail postpaid. 

Extra Dark Red Wethersfield Onion 

The " Red Wethersfield " is one of our old popular standard sorts and the 
one well adapted for market purposes, being a splendid keeper and of good 
size. In this new type we have a much higher and richer color than the old 
sort, and it is strongly recommended. Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 35 cts., X'b. 
lb. I3.50, by mail postpaid. 

Hurst's Superior Dwarf Garnishing Parsley 

This is the acme of Parsley perfection. It is entirely free from single leaves, 
very dwarf and a strong vigorous grower, and a row of it in the garden is 
worth going a distance to see. For garnishing it is unequaled, the leaves 
being beautifully curled and of a very dark green color. The flavor of the 
leaves is rich and aromatic, making them delicious for flavoring. Price, pkt. 
10 cts., oz. 20 cts., Xlt). 50 cts., lb. $1.50, by mail postpaid. 

New Swiss Chard, or Spinach Beet 
"Giant LucuUus" 

New Tomato Pepper 

The accompanying illustration will give the shape and general appearance of this new Pepper, which most people on 
seeing it, either green or ripe, would at first glance say was a tomato. It is of upright growth, very prolific, staying 

in bearing right through the season, from early July until frost. If 
you are raising Peppers for profit, you should certainly include the 
new "Tomato Pepper" in your order, as it will be found very 
profitable. It is particularly relished by our friends from Italy, and 
can be eaten out of the hand like an apple, being of a mild and deli- 
cate flavor. Price, pkt. 15 cts., 2 pkts. 25 cts., j^oz. 40 cts., oz. 75 
cts., X'b. $2, lb. 17, by mail postpaid. 

Four Choice New Radishes 

Early Giant Crimson. A fine bright red Radish, growing quickly 
to large size. Slightly oval or a deep globe in shape, 2 inches in 
depth, i}4 inches in diameter, with thin, tender skin of a rich, deep 
crimson color. The flesh is purest white, firm and crisp in texture 
and of mild flavor. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., '/Ih. 25 cts., lb. 85 cts., 

Early Snow-White Box. This is an extra-early type, maturing in 
from 25 to 30 days from sowing the seed. The skin and flesh are of 
a pure, brilliant, glistening waxy white, and are most attractive 
when bunched for market. They retain their crispness and tender 
flesh until the roots attain a large size. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., %\h. 
25 cts., lb. 80 cts., postpaid. 
Stokes* Scarlet Globe. A desirable sort for hotbed forcing and 
outdoors ; very early, mild and crisp, juicy and tender ; top small ; 
will stand heat without becoming pithy. One of the best selling and 
most attractive Radishes on account of its bright scarlet color and 
handsome shape ; is ready in 28 days. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Xlh. 
20 cts., lb. 75 cts., postpaid. 
White Icicle. Entirely distinct, long, slender, pure white, the earli- 
est and finest long white. It is ready for use fully as early as the 
Long Scarlet Short Top, with less foliage, rendering it most desir- 
able for forcing. In the open ground the roots are brittle, crisp and 
mild. It is superior to the finest red ones in quality. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 
New Tomato Pepper 10 cts., X^b. 25 cts., lb. Sects. 




219 Market §^eet, PHIbADELPHIA,PA. 

New Alderman Pea 

This is the very largest podded Pea known. The vine is very robust and vigorous, 
growing to 4 feet high and producing pods of the largest size, well filled with 
large peas of most excellent flavor. 

It is very productive and almost entirely free from sports. The pods are frequently 
5 to 6 inches in length, of a very rich dark green color and most beautifully shaped. 
This is the very finest of the large-podded late varieties. Price, pkt. 10 cts., >^pt. 15 
cts., pt. 25 cts., by mail postpaid ; by express, qt. 50 cts., 4 qts. $1.25, pk. I2.50. 

Carter's Buttercup Pea 

This is a new English Pea, somewhat after the type of Carter's Daisy, but larger 
and more robust, with long handsome well-filled pods. Height about two feet. The 
pods are a rich green in color, produced in pairs and averaging ten peas to a pod. 
Twenty-two pods have been counted on a single plant, ready to gather at one time. 
A large dark green seed, which is almost round, retaining the sweet marrowfat flavor 
when Cooked. It belongs to the second-early or main-crop class. Price, pkt. 10 cts., 
^pt. 20 cts., pt. 30 cts., by mail postpaid ; by express, pt. 25 cts., qt. 40 cts., 4 qts. 
|i.25, pk. $2.50. 

Edwin Becket Pea 

This is the new large-podded English Pea that I sent out 

last year "gratis for 
trial," and I have 
had very favorable 
reports concerning 
it. All those who 
have tried it speak 
of it in the highest 
terms. It is a strong 
vigorous grower, 
just a little later 
than "Gradus," 
with a very dark 
large pod, uniform 
in color and with- 
out fading from the 
dark green until 
dead ripe. All re- 
reports give them 
as seven to nine 
peas in a pod. The 
vines are strong 
and vigorous and 
from 30 to 36 inches in length. 

Mrs. A. E. Fleming, of Bruce, Wisconsin, writes : 
" They are very, very fine, the best Pea we ever had. 
Would like to have some next year and w ould like to 
know the name." 

Mary L. Whitman, of \\'est Hartford, Conn., writes : 
"The trial package of the new English Large-podded 
Peas were grow n in our home garden. They proved 
an excellent table variety. The peas are large, freely 
produced and of a very fine quality with seven to nine 
peas in a pod." 

Price, pkt. 10 cts., l<pt. 20 cts , pt. 30 els., by mail 
postpaid ; by express, pt. 25 cts., qt. 40 cts., 4 qts. 
$J. pk. #2. 

Alderman Pea— The largest Pea 





jin Important Innovation in Seed Selling 

ANY planters are frequently at a loss to know what varieties of 
vegetables to order, as, from the descriptions in the seed cata- 
logues, each kind seems to be the best, and frequently varieties 
are ordered that are not adapted to the wants of the purchaser. 

In the "STOKES' STANDARDS" which follow will be 
found what I consider the very best varieties of every prominent 
vegetable family. The varieties are not necessarily " novelties," but are what I 
consider, after twenty-five years of practical experience and the education that 
I have had in the thousands of tests made at my Floracroft Trial Grounds, the 
very best varieties in each respective class that it is possible to produce. 
They are not only of the finest type in themselves, but the seed is of the freshest 
and the best obtainable. The greatest care is exercised to inspect the growing 
crops of each, and every precaution is taken which experience and knowledge 
can dictate. 

If you are not an expert gardener, acquainted with the different varieties of 
vegetable seeds, and Eire undecided as to what varieties it is best to order, 
take the "STOKES' STANDARDS" right through, and you will have as 
good a garden as though you had been in touch with the subject for years. 

Stores' Standard Green-pod Bush Bean. 


By mail, postpaid, at prices quoted unless otherwise stated 

Stokes' Standard Early Beet, a yery early Beet of excellent quality and 
^Lxjiy^-^ K^M.Kt.i>u^,<^ ^, ^^.^v. shape. The flesh is tender and of a 

very rich red color. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 25 cts., lb. 80 cts. 

Sfnhe^* Standard Main-crnt) Reef Beet-perfection for table use. Uni- 
oto/ges ^lanaara IViam-CJOp PCCl. ^^^^ g,^^pg almost round and has a 

very small tap-root. Skin and flesh are of a crimson color. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 
Klb. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts. 

These Beans are absolutely 
stringless and from 5 to 6 
inches long, crisp, round, full and fleshy and a splendid yielder. Pkt. 10 cts., Kpt. 
15 cts., pt. 25 cts. ; by express, pt. 15 cts., qt. 25 cts., 4 qts. 80 cts., pk. $1.50. 

Stokes' Standard Wax-pod Bush Bean. viprous and produc- 

'• ' tive, with long, round string- 

less pods, free from rust and a clear light waxy yellow in color. Pkt. 10 cts., ^pt. 
20 cts., pt. 30 cts.; by express, pt. 25 cts., qt. 40 cts., 4 qts. jti, pk. $1.75. 

Stokes' Standard Pole Lima Bean. Very prolific, with immense pods 

hanging m large clusters, frequent- 
ly with five large beans to the pod. Pkt. 10 cts., Kpt. 20 cts., pt. 30 cts.; by express, 
pt. 25 cts., qt. 40 cts., 4 qts. $1.25, pk. $2. 

Stokes' Standard Early Cahhaee. P"^ t"^. ^'^^ ^^•""^f* Cabbages 

3. 2_ known. Pointed head with a blunt or 

round peak. Hard and solid. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., %\h. $1, lb. I3. 

Stokes' Standard Summer Cahhase. An excellent Cabbage for medium- 
i 2_ early and main-crop use. Hand- 
some green in color and of very finest quality. Sure to head and true totj-pe; of 
medium size. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., yiVo. $1, lb. $3. 

Stokes' Standard Late Cahhaee. a fine large late winter-keeping sort of 

i 2_ great solidity. They are frequently 20 

to 25 pounds each. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., %\h. 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 

es' Standard Carrot ^ beautiful stump-rooted type of a rich dark 
■ orange color. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Xlb. 25 cts., 


lb. 80 cts. 

5/0^65* Standard Cauliflower, a splendid strain very early, dose-growing 

i i and compact, making fine large snow-white 

heads 9 to 12 inches in diameter. Pkt. 25 cts., Koz. S1.65, oz. $3, }{lb. $11. 

Stokes' Standard Early Beet 

Stokes' Standard Green-pod Bush Beans 

Stokes' Standard Summer Cabbage 

Stokes* Standard Head Lettuce 


WALTER^ p. STOKES ^ 219 Market Street. PHIbADELPHIA,PA. 

stokes' Standard Carrot 

Stokes' Standard 
Early Pea 

Stokes' Standard Green-fleshed Muskmelon 


Stokes' Standard Earb Self-blanching Celery. ^,,/ei^!nf s1>rt, Tuli 

of "hearts," easily and quickly blanched for fall or earlj' winter use. Pkt. lo cts., oz. 
4octs., Klb. $, lb. $3.75. 

5/0^65' Standard Winter Celery, a splendid mid winter and late-keeplng 
V. ^ .^w-i^ rr ^q^^^ \eTy heavj' stalks, close, compact 

and a beautiful creamy yellow-white when blanched, and has a fine nutty flavor. 
Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts.,"Klb. 75 cts., lb. §2.50. 

Stokes' Standard Earliest Sugar Corn. Z L,d"ofT&an°of -l^S 

earl}-, but not the exceeding dwarf sort. Pkt. 10 cts., J^pt. 15 cts., pt. 25 cts.; by e.x- 
press, pt. 15 cts., qt. 25 cts., 4 qts. 80 cts., pk. I1.40. 

Stokes' Standard Second-early Sugar Corn, fhf °' Eadilst7^'hal'*'a 

large ear with ten and twelve rows of grains; very sweet and tender. Pkt. loct^s., 
J^pt. 15 cts., pt. 25 cts. ; by express, pt. 15 cts., qt. 25 cts., 4 qts. 80 cts., pk. S1.40. 

Stokes' Standard Main-crop Sugar Com. ^!:illZf;!^lfr^!!:il 

Pkt. 10 cts., K'pt. 15 cts., pt. 25 cts. ; bv express, pt. 15 cts., qt. 25 cts., 4 qts. So cts., 
pk. ^1.50. 

Stokes' Standard Cucumber. Earb- and prolific, producing uniform, beau- 
V. ^^ ^^uLij^i. ^ij^j]^ symmetrical fruit, dark green in color, 

shading towards the tip, very tender and with small seeds. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 
Vilh. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts. 

'Sfn]pp<(' ^tnndnrd Foattlnnf Standard family sort, making large, beautifully 
^lOf^es Oianaara r^ggpiani. farmed fruit, purplish black in color and very 
prolific. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 60 cts., %\h. $1.60. 

Stokes' Standard Curled Leaf Lettuce. ^^^i^^Z^l^^ 

crisp and tender leaves. Pkt sets., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 35 cts., lb. $1.25. 

5^0^65' Standard Head Lettuce. For summer or fail use or in frames in 
^miiK^^K^ A M.y,K4.ij. i^^Li^^^. spring. Has a splendid large but- 

tery head and is tender and beautiful. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 35 cts., lb. $1.25. 

Stokes' Standard Green-fleshed Muskmelon. f,l=J^e'lnfeTonof'f sweet 

and luscious flavor, with a strong blight-resisting vine. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 
30 cts., lb. |i. 

Stokes' Standard Salmon-fleshed Muskmelon. ^■X^'elS^ 

and deliciously sweet meat, melting and sugary. Vine strong and blight-resisting. 
Pkt. 5 cts.,oz. 10 cts., li\h. 35 cts., lb. $1.25. 

^fnhe<i' Standard WnfermelnTl Fine oblong dark green fruits, with flesh 
OfO/geS Oianaara VV aierrneion. ^ brilliant scarlet, very crisp and sugary. 
A splendid melon for home use. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Hlb. 30 cts., lb. $1. 

Stokes' Standard Golden Globe Onion, ^i^^ J^^u^f^^^^^^', 

Light golden yellow in color; mild and juicy. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., Jilb. 75 cts., 
lb. I2.60. 

Stokes' Standard Silver Globe Onion. g°°'Jer?^a-' Jive' bai"' Fine: 

grained, mild and tender. Pk. 10 cts., oz. 40 cts., K lb. $1.15, lb. $4. 

Stokes' Standard Crimson Globe Onion. ^^^^^^^^J^tr^^, 

close-grained, mild and tender and very hardy; a splendid keeper. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 
30 cts., Klb. 75 cts., lb. $2.60. 

^fnh/^c' ^fnn^nr^ ^nr<ilpii This is a beautiful curled and handsome plant 
OlOr^eS ^lanaara r-arsiey. compact growth. Dark green in color, 

and very attractive for garnishing. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts. 

^fnhp<i' ^fnndnrd H^nrtnit) Produces large handsome roots, heavy at the 
JfO/gea ^lanaara farsnip. ..h^^idgr, tapering smoothly to the tip. Of fine 
texture, cooking tender and sweet. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., J^lb. 20 cts., lb. 70 cts. 

^inhp<i' 'Sfnndnrd FnrJii Pen ^'^'■>' ^^^^e, fine pod, filled with eight to 
OfO/geS ^tanaara cany rea. j^,^ ^^^^^ wrinkled marrow peas of delicious 

flavor. Vines grow 2M feet high. Pkt. 10 cts., 5^pt. 15 cts., pt. 25 cts.; by express, pt. 
20 cts., qt. 35 cts., 4 qts. $1, pk. S1.75.. 

Stokes' Standard Midsummer Pea. ^^^^ ]='\Xs 

long and well filled with delicious peas, which are very tender. Pkt. 10 cts., Hpt. 
15 cts., pt. 25 cts.; by express, pt. 20 cts., qt. 35 cts., 4 qts. $1, pk. Si. 75. 



Stokes' Standard Late Pea. y^'/ ha."dsome main-crop sort; vine 20 
^..^^.^.v^c <^ ^ ■* inches high ; sure cropper, with large dark 

green pods. Pkt. 10 cts., !-2pt. 15 cts., pt. 25 cts. ; by express, pt. 20 cts., qt. 35 cts., 
4 qts. $1, pk. I1.75. 

Sfnh>P<i' Sfnndnrd Ppt)t)pr A large fruiting variety ; very prolific and quite 
^lOfjCS OianaaTa reppeT. ^g^,^. ^^g,^ ^,^|^,^ tender, mild and sweet. 

Pkt. iocts.,oz. 55 cts., K lb. $1.50, lb. fo.50. 

Stokes' Standard Pie Pumpkin. ^ beautiful Pumpkin of medium size 
KjiK^,^^ J X enormously prolific, golden yellow in 

color and finely netted on the outside. Unequaled for pies and a splendid keeper. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts. 

Stokes' Standard Crimson Ball Radish. I'^S^re^adT twenlf dlys 

after sowing. Crisp, tender and mild in flavor. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., J^lb. 20 cts., 
lb. 70 cts. 

Stokes' Standard White Ball Radish "l^^'l^,^ ZL^'S.^,t 

Matures twenty-five to thirty days after sowing ; sweet and tender. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 
10 cts., J^lb. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts. 

Stokes' Standard Long White Radish, fead^ for^se1n''"w'ein!-^o 

twenty-five days after planting. Slender in form and very attractive when bunched, 
crisp and tender. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 90 cts. 

^frthfe' ^f/^rt/^^rrl ^f\!nrjr-U Good either for spring or summer use, and is 
^>tOlZeS standard 2>pmach. pg,f^^t,y ,,^^rdy for fail or winter. Of a dark 

green color and has crumpled leaves. Tender and does not shoot to seed. Pkt. sets., 
oz. 10 cts., Klb. 15 cts., lb. 40 cts. 

Stokes' Standard Summer Squash. A" excellent table variety for early 

2 summer use. Clear white in color 

with scalloped edges. Pkt 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., ]4\b. 35 cts., lb. $1. 

Stokes' Standard Winter Squash. ^'^I?"^ in shape, dark green skin or 
'• ^ rr ^tyt^tjcii. gQijjg,., yellow and very fine-grained. 

Fruits weigh from fifteen to twenty pounds each; splendid keeper. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 
10 cts., K'b. 20 cts., lb. 70 cts. 

Stokes' Standard Earlu Tomato, a very early Tomato that grows enor- 
^■.^^ v_v^ ^i^.iK^KtiK^ .1 v^.iimv^. f„Qus]y prolific, smooth and uniform, 

of a bright scarlet color of very great solidity and has a fine flavor. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 
35 cts., Klb. $1, lb. ?3.5o. 

Stokes' Standard Main-crop Tomato, ^^fl^^^, '^sTi^o.^ Ifor^us 

grower and free from core. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., %\b. 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 

Stokes' Standard White Turnip. Globe-shaped white-fleshed Turnip, 
^tt^n^w rr i my, j ij.ii././. Upper half of a reddish purple skin. 

Fine-grained, tender and sweet; an excellent keeper. Pkt. sets., oz. 8 cts., !ilb. 
20 cts., lb. 55 cts. 

Stokes' Standard Rutabaga Turnip, f^jfef It^labie" use or foTstofk: 

Bulbs grow clean and smooth. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts. 

T>eL uxe Collection " Stokes' Standard " Seeds 

The full line of "Stokes' Standards" consist of 42 varieties of the 
very finest vegetables it is possible to produce. In order to induce 
you to test them and prove their worth, 1 am offering the following collection 
at a greatly reduced price. Most collections offered are composed of the 
cheapest and commonest varieties of seed. In these De Luxe " Stokes' Stan- 
dards" you have the very choicest sorts only. 

De Luxe "Stokes' Standard" Collection Jl 

This splendid collection consists of the entire line. One packet each of 
33 "Stokes' Standards " together with three half-pints each of the Peas, 
Beans and Sugar Corn, total Catalogue value $3.90. The entire lot will 
be sent postpaid by mail for only $2. 

Stokes' Standard Golden Globe Onion 

Stokes' Standard Watermelon 

Stokes' Standard Parsley 

Stokes' Standard Early Tomato 


Stokes' Vegetable Seeds "^'Slf' 

In the following pages will be found, alphabetically arranged, a list of the cream of all the varieties of vegetable seeds, which, bj- ex- 
tended tests at Floracroft Trial Grounds, have proven themselves worthy. Many varieties that have been superseded by better ones of the 
same character have been stricken from the list. Please read the " Notes on Varieties" under some of the headings. In these I have en- 
deavored to indicate the varieties to use in case you do not find the names of some old sorts that yoxi have been ordering, which have been 
stricken from the list on account of their being out of date. 

Large Green Globe. 


The best standard variety, cultivated for its heads. Pkt. lo cts., oz. 30 cts., J^lb. $1, 

lb. $3. 


Culture. — Sow the seed thinly in rows i foot apart in April or May. Thin out the seedlings to 3 or 4 inches in the row, saving the 
strongest, 4 to 5 poundsof seed required per acre. Setout the one-year-old plants thefollowing spring, as per directions for planting the roots 
given below. An Asparagus bed for family use is more quickly established by planting two-j-ear-old roots, which should be set out in the 
spring in a rich soil. Dig a trench iS inches deep, in which put 8 to 10 inches of well-rotted manure. On this put 3 to 4 inches of good soil, 
and lay the roots 12 to 15 inches apart. Then fill up the trench with good soil, leaving the plants 4 to 6 inches below the surface. These 
rows for the family garden should be made 5 feet apart and should be given a good top-dressing of coarse manure, after the bed bas been cut 
in the spring, and well forked in. The bed should not be cut until the third 3'ear after planting, so as to let the roots get fully established. 

One ounce of seed will sow 40 feet of row; 7,260 roots will plant 

an acre 


Owing to the importance that the Asparagus crop is getting to hold 
in this country, I have had grown for me the past season, in France, 
some genuine Early Giant Argenteuil Asparagus Seed. This is the 
best rust resister that is known and roots grown from this French 
seed should prove immune from rust. 

Early Giant Argenteuil. 

the finest Paris Asparagus. The stalks grow to a mammoth size as 
will be seen from the illustration. When well grown some stalks 
weigh four ounces each. The head is slightly pointed and the scales, 
with which it is covered, are very closely set, overlapping one an- 
other. The flavor is superb. My seed is saved from the largest plan- 
tations near Paris. Seed, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., M'b. 30 cts., lb. $1. 
Strong, one-year-old roots, Si per 100, S6 per 1,000. Strong, two- 
year-old roots, $1.25 per 100, $6.50 per 1,000. 

The earliest ; large and prolific. 
This new sort is a great improve- 
ment on the popular Palmetto Asparagus. It has proven itself to be 
ten days earlier than the Palmetto, of quite as large size and supe- 
rior in flavor and color. Seeds, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., J{lb. 25 cts., 
lb. 80 cts. Two-year-old roots, $1.25 per 100, «6 per 1,000. 
Donald's Elmira. Originated by Mr. A. Donald, a prominent mar- 
ket-gardener of Elmira, New York. Its delicate green color is nota- 
bly different from either the Barr's Philadelphia Mammoth or Pal- 
metto. Stalks tender and succulent; shoots mammoth in size, 
twelve stalks frequently weighing 3 to 4 pounds. Seeds, pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 10 cts., ^Ib. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. Two-year-old roots, Si per 100, 
$6 per 1 ,000. 

Palmetto. Although of southern origin, it is well adapted to the 
North, and it is e.xtensivelv grown for the New York and Philadel- 
phia markets, where it brings high prices, owing to its large size, 
beautiful color and regularity of stalk. Seed, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 
Jilb. 20 cts., lb. 50 cts. Two-year-old roots. Si per 100, $6 per 1,000. 
Barr's Philadelphia Mammoth. One of the standard sorts, but 
unfortunately it has developed a tendency to rust in some sections, 
though in others it is no worse in this particular than other varieties. 
Seed, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., \i]h. 20 cts., lb. 50 cts. Two-year-old 
roots, 75 cts. per 100, Ss per 1,000. 
Conover's Colossal. The old standard original variety. Seed, pkt. 
5 cts., oz. 10 cts., %\h. 20 cts., lb. 45 cts. Two-year-old roots, 60 cts. 
per 100, S4.50 per 1,000. 

Early French Giant. 

(iiant Argenteuil Asparagus from French-grown Seed 

New 1907 Style Acme Asparagus Bunchers 

As will be seen from the illustration, this Buncher has been greatly changed from its former style and each 
Buncher is furnished with a knife guide, making all the bunches uniform in length. The catch works automati- 
cally and is sure. After filling the Buncher, the back falls back automatically to allow the string or tape to be 
inserted while still in the clasp. Price complete. Si 50 each, S15 per doz. 


This is a strong Red Tape of absolutely fast color and makes a very attractive tie. Price per spool. Si. 25. New Style Acme Buncher 





Culture. — Earl3- in the spring, after the ground is 
perfectly warm, the Beans should be sown in drills 2 
inches deep and 18 inches to 2 feet apart, dropping 
the Beans 3 inches apart in the drills. Hoe well in 
dry weather, and plant every two weeks for a succes- 

1 quart will plant 100 feet of drill, and 2 bushels will 
plant an acre 

New Hodson Wax-Pod. a very sturdy 

grower; pro- 
ductive; free from rust and blight. Plants are loaded 
with long, handsome, .straight pods, averaging 7 inches 
in length; color a clean, light yellow. When picked 
young they are stringless, when fully matured they 
have a slight string. It is distinctly a market-garden- 
er's Bean on account of its great vigor. By mail, post- 
paid, pkt. 10 cts., pt. 25 cts., qt. 45 cts. ; by express, 
qt. 30 cts., pk. $1.65, bus. $6. 

New Hodson Green-Pod. This is an 

e.xact coun- 
terpart. of the New Hodson Wax-Pod in sturdiness of 
growth, freedom from rust and blight and great pro- 
ductiveness, except that the plants are loaded with 
long, handsome, straight, round green pods. These two 
Hodson Beans are strongly recommended as market 
sorts, owing to their very great vigor and produc- 
tiveness, but there are more tender and delicate 
varieties for table use. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., 
pt. 25 cts., qt. 40 cts-. ; by express, qt. 25 cts., pk. $1.40, 
bus. $5. 

New Hodson Wax-Pod Beans 


Large, full-sized packages of any variety of Beans, lO cts. each by mall, postpaid. Half-pecks and half-bushels at peck 

and bushel rates mail postpaid express or freight 

Pt. Qt. Qt. Pk. Bus. 

"jSTOKES' STANDARD" GREEN-POD. See page 9 $0 25 $0 40 $0 25 $1 50 

Giant Green-Pod Stringless. Earlier, more prolific, with pods one-third longer than Valentine. 

Round, handsome, stringless pod 25 40 25 i 25 $4 50 

Improved Extra-Early Red Valentine. A carefully bred strain of this standard favorite 20 35 25 i 10 4 00 

Black Valentine. Very vigorous grower, making a handsome Bean ; a good, profitable market sort, 

but too stringy and tough for your own table use 25 40 25 i 25 4 50 

Extra-Early Refugee. Two weeks earlier than the old Refugee and a favorite market-garden sort. .. . 25 40 25 1 15 425 

Late Refugee, or 1,000 to 1. Handsome round Bean, maturing for late market; hardy, productive. 25 40 25 i 10 4 00 

Bountiful. A fine, flat-podded Bean that is the best of its class 25 40 25 i 25 450 

Longfellow. Long, straight, round, fleshy, solid green pod. Prolific and quite early 25 40 25 115 4 25 

BEANS, WAX-PODDED BUSH mail postpaid express or freight 

"STOKES* STANDARD" WAX-POD. See page 9 $0 30 $0 55 $0 40 jji 75 

New Round-Pod Kidney Wax. The most valuable wax Bean yet introduced. Strong grower, with 
long, round, handsome stringless pods, solid and full of meat, crisp, brittle and free from rust; 

wonderfully early and productive 25 45 30 i 65 |6 00 

Pencil-Pod Black Wax. The finest black wax-podded Bean, with long, stringless, rich-looking pods. 25 45 30 1 65 6 00 
Keeney's Rustless Golden Wax. Absolutely rustless; has a tendency to throw a slight tendril, but 

is a distinctly dwarf bush sort, and very valuable particularly for canning 25 45 30 : 65 6 00 

Grenell's Rust-proof Golden Wax. A fine strain of this standard sort 25 45 30 1 65 6 00 

Wardwell's Kidney Wax. Very popular; long, broad, flat pods 25 45 30 1 65 6 00 

Currie's Rust-proof Black Wax. Heavy yielder, but having a string. Should be raised for market 

rather than for your own table 25 45 30 1 50 5 50 

Davis' White Kidney Wax. A white-seeded variety and valuable on that account, but it has a string 

and is liable to rust and disease 25 45 30 i 65 6 00 

Stringless Refugee Wax. A very fine wax-podded Bean, enormously prolific; sturdy grower, and 

absolutely rustless 25 45 30 i 65 6 00 

Prolific Dwarf German Black Wax. An old standard sort. Round pod, tender and stringless 25 45 30 i 65 6 00 


New Golden Andalusia Wax. Pods 5 to 6 inches long ; broad, fleshy and stringless 25 45 30 200 650 

Lazy Wife's. Best and largest green-podded snap-short pole Bean, produced in large clusters 25 45 30 1 60 6 00 

White Crease Back, or Fat Horse. One of the earliest round pod 25 40 25 i 50 ,s 50 

Improved Kentucky Wonder, or Old Homestead. \'ery long, round, straight pods; early 25 45 30 i 75 6 50 

New White Sickle. Somewhat like the Kentucky Wonder, but has a nice white bean when dry and 

makes an excellent shell bean for winter. Very popular in the South 25 45 30 1 90 7 00 


White Navy, or Pea Bean. A productive standard sort 20 35 20 : 00 3 75 

Royal Dwarf, or White Kidney. Very productive, fine for baking 20 35 20 i 10 4 00 

White Marrowfat. Well known ; extensively grown for wdnter 20 35 20 1 lo 4 00 


WALTER^ p. STOKES 219 Market §treet. PHIbADELPHIA,EA. 


Culture. — All Lima Beans are very susceptible to rotting in cold, wet ground, and should not be planted until warm weather fairly 
sets in. One quart of Lima Beans will plant about loo hills, allowing four to five beans to a hill ; 20 quarts will plant an acre in hills 4 by 4 
feet. Poles 8 to 10 feet long should be firmly set in the hill before planting the seed. Poles should be set 4 feet apart each way. 

Stokes' Evergreen. The Stokes' Ever- 
green not only holds the full size and 
great productiveness of the Salem Mam- 
moth, but has the remarkable additional 
quality of holding in all stages of growth, 
and even when dry and shelled, the deep 
green color of the unripe state, giving the 
appearance of beans fresh from the vine 
when cooked. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 35 cts.,qt. 
65 cts., postpaid ; by e.xpress, qt. 50 cts.. 
pk. $2.75. 

King of the Garden. More prolific than 
the ordinary Lima, bearing pods 5 to 
6 inches long in clusters of four and 
five, with five to si.x beans in a pod. Pkt. 
10 cts., pt. 25 cts., qt. 45 cts., postpaid; 
by e.xpress or freight, qt. 30Cts., pk. $1.75, 
bus. $6.50. 

Salem Improved. A selection from the 
large Lima Bean, of extraordinary size 
and deep green color. Pt. 30 cts., qt. 55 
cts., postpaid; by freight or express, qt. 
40 cts., pk. $2.25, bus. S8.50. 

Large White (E.xtra Selected Size). The 
well-known favorite. Our strain is fine. 
Pt. 25 cts. , qt. 45 cts. , postpaid ; by express 
or freight, qt. 30 cts., pk.$i.75, bus. $6.50. 

Dwarf Bush Lima 

New Wonder. Largest in size and best 
of all. The New Wonder is the earliest, 
dwarfest and most prolific of the whole 
class of Bush Limas. A decided improve- 
ment on the original type of Burpee's 
Bush Lima, being larger in size, more 
hardy and prolific. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 25c., 
qt. 40 cts., postpaid; by express orfreight, 
qt. 30 cts., pk. $1.90, bus. $7. 

Dreer's, or Knmerle. Possesses all the 
good qualities of the Dreer's Improved or 
Challenger Pole Lima, growing vigor- 
ously about 2 feet high and showing no 
disposition whatever to run. It produces 
pods in great abundance. The beans 
grow close together, four and sometimes 
five in a pod, and are thick, sweet and 
succulent. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 25 cts., qt. 
45 cts., postpaid; by express or freight, 
qt. 30 cts., pk. $1.90, bus. $7. 

Dwarf White, or Burpee. The true bush 
form of the old large Lima Pole Bean, 
and most popular of the class. It grows 
vigorously to a height of 20 inches. Pt. 
25 cts., qt. 50 cts., postpaid; by express 
or freight, qt. 30 cts., pk. $1.80, bus. $6. 75. 

Wood's Prolific. An Improved Hender- 
son Bush Lima. Earlier than the Bur- 
pee's Bush Lima, but somewhat smaller 
in size of bean. Makes a larger growth 
than others; stems are loaded down with 
beans in great clusters. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 
25 cts., qt. 45 cts., postpaid; by express 
or freight, qt. 30 cts., pk.$i.8o, bus. $6.75- 

Henderson's, or Dwarf Sieva. Size of 
the small Southern, or Sieva Lima. Enor- 
mously productive. Pt. 25 cts. , qt. 50 cts. , 
postpaid; by express or freight, qt. 30c., 
pk. $1.75, bus. $6.50. 

Pole Lima Beans 

stokes' Standard Pole Lima. See 

page 9. 

Siebert's Early. This new variety is one 
of the very earliest. The vine is very vig- 
orous and productive. Pods are large, 
but thin, and can be more easily opened 
than those of other varieties. The green 
beans are very large, handsome and of 
the best quality. In earliness, ease of 
shelling, size, beauty and quality of the 
green beans, this variety is superior, and 
is now recognized as one of the best for 
either the garden or market. Pkt. 10 cts., 
pt. 25 cts., qt.45 cts., postpaid ; by freight 
or express, qt. 30 cts., pk. $1.80, bus. 

Jersey Extra-Early. The pods are large 

and numerous, invariably having from four to five beans in each. 
These Beans appear in Philadelphia markets nearly two weeks 
ahead of ordinary Limas, selling at from $t, to $4 per bushel of 
pods, and previous to the introduction of Siebert's Early, were 
considered the earliest. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 25 cts., qt. 45 cts., post- 
paid ; by freight or express, qt. 30 cts., pk. $1.80, bus. $6.75. 

LEAFLET ESSAYS on vegetable growing, free 
with orders. See page 38 

Dreer's Improved Challenger, or Po- 
tato. When green is as large as the 
Large Lima. Thicker, sweeter and more 
tender and nutritious, remaining green 
in the pod for a long time after maturing. 
Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 25 cts., qt. 45 cts., post- 
paid ; by express or freight, qt. 30 cts., 
pk. $1.85, bus. $7. 

Shotwell's Improved Thick 
Pole Lima Bean 

Originated by one of the best and most 
experienced growers of northern New Jer- 
sey. It is of the thick or Potato Lima class, 
but will be found a decided improvement 
on the Dreer's Improved Pole Lima or any 
other Bean of its class in earliness, produc- 
tiveness and fine quality. All claims made 
for it have been fully substantiated by hun- 
dreds of our customers who tried it in past 
seasons, and we regret we have not room 
here to publish the many strong recommen- 
dations received from them. Pkt. 10 cts., 
Dt. 35 cts., qt. 55 cts.. postpaid; by freight 
or express, qt. 40 cts., pk. $2.25, bus. S8.50. 

Ford's Mammoth-Podded 
Lima Bean 


to sev 
at the 
pt. 30 
40 cts 

This Lima Bean is the result of over 
twenty years' selection by the late James 
Ford, who was one of the oldest market- 
gardeners around Philadelphia. The pods 
grow to an average length of 8 inches, are 
produced in great clusters, with from five 
en beans per pod, of most excellent quality for using either 
or dry. The vines grow vigorously, setting the beans early 
botloni of the pole, and continue in bearing right up to frost, 
s Mammotli-podded is, without exception, the largest-podded, 
■flavored and most productive of all Lima Beans. Pkt. 10 cts., 
cts., qt. 55 cts., postpaid; by freight or express, pt. 20 cts., qt. 
., 2 qts. 70 Cts., pk. $2, bus. $7. 

If undecided what varieties to order, always take "Stokes' 
Standards," and you will make no mistake 




Culture. — Sow as early in the spring as the ground can be worked 
(one ounce will sow 60 feet of drill, five pounds will sow an acre), in 
drills I foot to 15 inches apart; and when the seed is well up thin them 
out from 4 to 6 inches apart. Sow every two weeks for a succession, 
up to the first of July. 

Lanier's Superba. 

Mr. Wm. Lanier, one of Philadelphia's 
oldest and best known market-garden- 
ers, for many years supplied its market with the handsomest and 
most salable Beets to be had. He was a careful grower, and by care- 
ful selection improved the style and shape until he had them as 
nearly perfect as Beets could be made. It is a semi-half-long sort, 
of a beautiful bell-shape; dark red color and tender quality. Pkt. 
10 cts., oz. 15 cts., %\b. 30 cts., lb. $1. 

Rnbv Dulcet, is more nearly globe-shaped than Lanier's Su- 
* perba ; is not quite so early, but in every other 
respect is a handsome market sort ; small top, small tap-root ; skin 
and flesh deep, rich, purplish crimson; fine-grained, sweet and ten- 
der in all stages of growth. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., !41b. 30c., lb. $1. 

Select List of the Best Garden Beets 

See page 9. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts.,Xlb. 
See page 9. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts.. 

All varieties In regular large-sized packets, at 6 cts. per packet, 
if ordered sent by express, deduct lo cts. per pound 

Stokes* Standard Early. 

25 cts., lb. 80 cts. 
Stokes Standard Main-Crop. 

%\h. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts. 
Crosby's Improved Egyptian. A superior strain of this impor- 
tant and popular market gardeners' Beet. Oz. :o cts., J^lb. 20 cts., 
lb. 75 cts. 

Lanier's Superba. See description and prices above. 

Ruby Dulcet. See description and prices above. 

New Meteor. Handsome globe-shaped, closely following Crosby's 

Egyptian; flesh dark red; small tap-root. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts 

lb. 80 cts. 

New Columbia, or Carter's Excelsior. Round, smooth, deep red 

flesh. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts. 
Ford's Perfected Half-Long. Handsome, half-long, pointed shape ; 

color rich, dark red ; very early. Oz. 10 cts., ^Ib. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts. 
Arlington Favorite. A dark, blood-red Beet, with the sweetness 

of the Bassano. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. 
Extra-Early Egyptian. A standard early sort, with small top. Oz. 

10 cts., Klb., 20 cts., 

lb. 60 cts. 
Improved Eclipse. 
A fine round or 
globe-shaped Beet 
of first quality. Oz. 
10 cts., K lb., 20 cts., 
lb. 65 cts. 
Lentz Extra-Early 
Blood Turnip. A 
favorite market- 
gardeners' Beet 
a r ou n d Philadel- 
phia. Very early 
and sweet ; ringed 
red and white. Oz. 
10 cts., K lb. 20 cts., 
lb. 60 cts. 
Edmand's Extra- 
Early Red Tur- 
nip. Oz. 10 cts., 
Klb. 20 cts., lb. 55c. 
Bastian's Early 
Blood Turnip. A 

Ruby Dulcet 

Crosby's Improved Egyptian 

Lanier's Superba 

very early and popular sort, with a small top. Oz. 10 cts., K lb. 20 cts., lb. 60 Cts. 
Early Bassano. Very sweet, light-colored flesh; fine turnip-shaped. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 
20 cts., lb. 60 cts. 

Detroit Dark Red. Of fine shape; very dark color; splendid market sort- Oz. 10 cts., 

Klb. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts. 

Bastian's Half-Long. Fine half-long Beet ; dark red color; excellent keeper ; half-long, 
smooth, blood-red ; an excellent half-long, very late sort. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 15 cts., lb. 55c. 

Long Smooth Blood. Large, long, very late; blood-red. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 15 cts., lb. 50c. 

Swiss Chard, or Spinach Beet. Is grown for its broad, white-leaved stalks, which are 
bunched and cooked in the same manner as asparagus, making a delicious summer vege- 
table. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. 

Swiss Chard Giant Lucullus. See novelty page 7. 




We strongly recommend the IMangels and Sugar- Beets for feeding to cattle, sheep and 
swine. The roots grow to a very large size, make a much heavier yield than turnips, and 
are more nutritious and fattening for food during the winter, largely increasing the yield 
of milk in cows. They can be grown at trifling cost. 

Culture. — All Mangels require a deep soil, so put a subsoil at least a foot to 18 inches 
deep and appl)- plenty of rich stable manure. Sow (five to eight pounds to the acre) in 
rows 18 inches to 2 feet apart, and thin to 8 inches in the row. As soon as frost occurs, dig 
the crop, and if wanted for gradual consumption during the winter, they should be heaped 
to a height of 5 or 6 feet on a dry, sloping situation. As the weather gets colder, cover 
with salt hay or corn-stalks, and afterward sufficient soil to protect from freezing weather. 
By this gradual process of covering all danger of heating is obviated. 

The Chirk Castle Mangel-Wtirzel Beet. Remarkable for its 

• handsome, thick, uni- 

form shape and very broad shoulders, its diameter being greater and its weight much 
heavier than the Mammoth Long Red. Flesh is deep red, containing less water and 
more sugar than many other I\Iangels, making it more nutritious and milk-producing. 
Sheep also thrive better when fed on it, picking out pieces of it in preference to other 
kinds. It was originated in Scotland, where it has been known to produce 60 tons to 
the acre. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., K'b. 20 cts., lb. 50 cts., postpaid ; by freight or ex- 
press, lb. 40 cts., 5 lbs. (enough for 1 acre) $1.85. 

Golden Tankard Mansel. ^ smooth yellow-fleshed :SIangel ; the roots 

are of large diameter, tapering ciuickly at the 
bottom, which is quite broad, with only a small tap-root. It grows largely above the 
soil and is easily harvested. It yields an enormous bulk on good land, and can be 
grown closely in rows. Pkt 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., li\h. 15 cts., lb. 35 cts., postpaid; by 
freight or express, not prepaid, 25 cts. per lb. 

All the following varieties of Mangel-Wurzel and Sugar-Beeia are put up in rngular large- 
sized packets, each at 5 cts. per packet. If ordered to be sent by mall, add 1 cts. per lb. 
to prices, or if ordered in 5-lb. lots, 5 cts. par lb. may be deducted. 

Mammoth Long Red Mangel. Sometimes called Jumbo, Norbitan, Giant and Colos- 
sal. Extensively grown for stock-feeding. Oz. 10 cts., I4 lb. 15 cts., lb. 30 cts. 

Taber's Gate-Post Mangel. The most useful, largest and best yellow, often weigh- 
ing 40 lbs. and over, and producing 2,000 to 2,500 bushels to the acre. Oz. 10 cts., 
%lh. 20 cts., lb. 50 cts. 

Golden Giant Intermediate (Yellow Leviathan Mangel). Grows more than half 
above ground ; flesh white, firm, sweet. Oz. 10 cts., %lh. 15 cts., lb. 35 cts. 

New Golden Yellow Mammoth Mangel. Form and size resembles Red Mammoth ; 
flesh golden yellow, large and very productive. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 15 cts., lb. 35 cts. 

Champion Yellow Orange, or Globe. Heavy cropper ; succeeds on light land. Oz. 
10 cts., Klb. 15 cts., lb. 35 cts. 

Giant Half Sugar Rose. A cross of the Mammoth Red Mangel and Improved Sugar- 
Beet, containing more sugar than other Mangels ; root large, long and smooth, and of 
a beautiful light rose tint ; fine quality and a heavy cropper. Oz. 10 cts., li lb. 15 cts., 
lb. 35 cts. 

Improved Klein Wanzleben Sngar-Beet. Possesses the highest sugar-producing 
qualities. A very fine and shapely root. Oz. 10 cts., %]h. 15 cts., lb. 35 cts. 

Lane's Improved Imperial Beet. .-Vn improvement on the French Sugar-Beet. Har- 
dier, more productive, yielding 35 to 40 tons per acre. Oz. locts., ^ilb. 15c., lb. 35c. 

Red-Top White Sugar-Beet. The old variety ; largely grown for stock-feeding. Oz. 
10 cts., h'lb. 15 cts., lb. 35 cts. 

Vilmorin's Improved White Sugar-Beet. \'ery rich in sugar. Oz. :o cts., }<lb. 
15 cts., lb. 40 cts. 


This very much resembles cauliflower in appearance and uses, but is by many con- 
sidered more delicate. 

Early Purple Cape. Best for the North, producing compact brownish purple heads. 
I'kt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., '/lb. 75 cts., lb. S2.75. 


Brussels Sprouts are highly esteemed for cooking 
during the late fall and winter months. The sprouts 
resemble miniature cabbages, growing densely on the 
stalk of the plant, and are very tender and of as fine a 
flavor as cauliflower. 

Culture. — Sow in May, the same as cabbage or cauliflower, and transplant in July i foot apart in the 
rows, which should be I'A to 2 feet apart. Let them remain until after frost. They are very hardy and will 
stand this way until severe freezing weather, when Vliey can be taken up and buried the same as cabbage. 

Improved Half-Dwarf, or Paris Market. The most productive and hardiest variety, bearing fine, 
handsome solid spnaits, growing closely on the stalk and of finest quality. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., Mlh. 
50 cts., lb. $1.50. 

Long Island Strain. Compact sprouts, largely grown for New York markets. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., 
%lb. 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 


Brussels Sprouts 

XQKE§^ <Standar^ ;^^eed§l Ivegetabl^ 

High-Bred American-Grown Cabbage Seed 

:igland, where, owing to their climate, it produces large quantities of seed ; but it is practically worthless (except 
;rica I exercise exceptional care in growing and selecting my Cabbage seed. It is all high-bred American- 

No vegetable is of greater importance to the market-gardener than the Cabbage, and to many growers the success or failure of this crop 
means gain or loss for the year. Cabbage seed, therefore, is the last seed in the list to buy because it is cheap Much of the seed sold at a 

low price IS imported from Eng' ' - _»_.t-.:__i: — . , , ... . . . . . t- 

a few early varieties) in Ameri^ _ „ 

grown, except such varieties as should be grown abroad to get the best results, such as the Danish Ball Head. 

Culture.— For the earliest supply, seed may be sown in September and the plants wintered over in coldframes or seed started in hot- 
beds or coldframes early m the spring. For the fall crop, the seed should be sown early in June and the young plants transplanted to the 
rows during the latter part of July. In planting, be sure to .set the young plants down to the first leaves. If 1t is desirable to economize 
space, lettuce or radish may be sown between the rows, as they will be out of the way before the Cabbage needs the room. 

One ounce of seed will sow 300 feet of drill; 2 ounces sown thinly should provide plants enough for 1 acre 

Stokes' Sarliest. ■'•^^ earliest and hardest heading of 

all first-early Cabbages. For over 

twenty years this splendid Cabbage has been a leader. It has 
steadily grown in favor and is today the standby of many of my 
best friends. It is ten days earlier than Early Jersey Wakefield, 
and is unsurpassed in fine quality, great beauty and vigor of 
growth. With it you can command the early market in your 
neighborhood. The heads are slightlj' conical, large, solid and re- 
markably uniform. Pkt. lo cts., oz. 35 cts., ]{\h. Si, lb. $3.50. 

Stokes* Selected Early Jersey Wakefield. 

While this sort is not so early as Stokes' Earliest, it will be found 
to be the very best conical-headed sort to come in immediately 
after it. It heads up remarkably hard and solid, with but few out- 
side leaves, which are unusuallj' thick and heavy, enabling it to 
stand cold weather without injury when carried through the win- 
ter either in the open ground in the South or in coldframes in the 
North. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., KIb. 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 

Stokes' Quick Cash. markets where a flat head 

is preferred to a pointed Cab- 
bage, the Quick Cash will fill the bill. It is fully as early as the 
Early Jersey Wakefield, and grows to a good size for so early a 
sort. The stem is short, heads very solid, with few outer leaves. 
It has the peculiarity of heading firmly at a very early stage of 
growth, so that a Cabbage of the finest eating and market quality 
can be obtained long before it has reached its mature size. Owing 
to the few outer leaves, they can be set close, so that the yield to 
an acre is very large. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 40 cts., %]h. $1, lb. $3.50. 

Stokes' S pecial All- Head Early. ^ have a very 

= s'— specially se- 
lected strain of Long Island grown All-Head Early Cabbage which is 
one of the best quite early Cabbages on the list. The deep, flat heads 
are remarkably solid and very uniform in color, form and size. The 
heads are quite free from spreading leaves, which enables them to be 
planted closer together, and the rows closer together than almost any 
other Cabbage of this class. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., KIb. 85c., lb. $3. 

Market-Gardeners' No. 2. ^ '^''ge, flat-headed Cab- 

bage, coming m shortly 
after the Wakefield. This is a most excellent Cabbage, for which we 
have had a very heavy demand for years. It is one of the earliest 
large Cabbages on the ; very compact, hardy, and answers, an 



i3 00 

Stokes' Quick Cash Cabbage 


Stokes' Earliest Cabbage 

Ten days earlier than Early Jersey Wakefield 

excellent purpose either for summer or winter use. It is fully a week 
earlier than the Early Summer. Pkt. loc, oz. 30c., K'b. 85c., lb. $3 50. 

Enkhuizen Glory. '^^'^ "^^^ Cabbage from Holland is a 

— good early sort, making fine, larse, 

ball-shaped heads with short stems; leaves very tender and 
grained. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., K'b. 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 
„ _ Pkt. Oz. Klb. 

STOKES' STANDARD EARLY (p. 9) ..$0 10 $0 30 $1 00 

FALL ( see pati;e 9) 10 30 i 00 ^ 00 

STOKES' STANDARD LATE (see p. 9). 10 25 75 250 

Ideal Early and Summer Cabbages 

Large packets of the following varieties, lO cts. each, 
except where noted 

Early Spring. A round, flat-headed Cabbage, as early as Jersey 

Wakefield. Oz. 20 cts., Klb. 65 cts., lb. $2.10. 
Charleston, or Large Wakefield. About a week later than 

Jersey Wakefield. Oz. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 
Early Danish Round-Head. Oz. 25 cts., '/lb. 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 
Early Winnigstadt. (Grown from Prussian Prize Stock.) 
Those intending to plant this variety will find my strain su- 
perior in earliness, size and solidity. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20c., J^lb. 
50 cts., lb. $1.75. 

Early Winnigstadt. Best imported seed as generally sold by 

others. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., K'b. 45 cts., lb. $1.50. 
Ail-Head Early. A flat head, coming in with Early Summer, 

but much larger. Oz. 25 cts., "-^Ib. 65 cts., lb. $2.25. 
Early Flat Dutch. I offer a remarkably' fine strain ; a sure 

solid header. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., %\h. 50 cts., lb. $1.75. 
Henderson's Early Summer. A most popular and superior 
second-early sort. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., li\b. 50 cts., lb. I1.75. 
All Seasons ( Vandergavv). One of the finest, growing to a 
large size quickly. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., K'b. 50 cts., lb. $1.75. 
Henderson's Succession. An excellent second-early ; on style 

of All Seasons. Pkt. ,s cts., oz. 20 cts., Klb. 60 cts., lb. $2. 
Fottler's Improved Brunswick. Large, solid heads ; fine for 
early or late. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., M\h. 50 cts., lb. I1.75. 

WALTER^ p. STOKES | 219 Market Street, PHIbADELPHIA^PA. 

CABBAGE, continued 

Londerback's All-the-Year-Round. 

This Cabbage, originated by Daniel Louder- 
back, has for many years been the standard 

early round-headed Cabbage with Philadelphia gardeners, who prefer it to Earlj- Summer and similr 
sorts, the originator frequently getting as high as Sio per pound for his seed. It is not only the finest 
early Drumhead in cultivation, but is equallj' good for second and third early, intermediate and late 
Heading large, compact and solid at all seasons. Pkt. lo cts., oz. 25 cts., K'b. 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 

Johnson and Stokes introduced this Cabbage three year- 
;o under the originator's description as an absolutely 

Worm-Proof (?) Hardiana. 

worm-pi oof varietj', and while all of the reports speak of it as being a very fine quality Cabbage, witii 
heavy, solid heads, some have not found it worm-proof, while for others it has been absolutelj' so. But 
whether worm-proof or not, it is one of the very finest large, late-heading sorts on our list. There seems 
to be a slight coating of enamel on the outer leaves, making it somewhat impervious to the action of worms 
and giving it a handsome crisp, gloss)^ appearance. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 35 cts., K'b. ^i, lb. $3.50. 

"^Q-^jff Volffa. ^ magnificent Cabbage for southern planters for early spring market, and for northern 
— - planters for early fall market. The plants are of very low growth with spreading 
saucer-like outer leaves, which shade the roots verj- effectively. It is very rapid in its growth, but it is a 
long time after maturity before it bursts. The heads are deep through and smoothlj- round at the top. 
The3' are exceedingl3' hardy and solid and very heavj-. Light graj'ish green in color and 10 to 12 inches 
in diameter, and are very attractive in every waj'. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 35 cts., Klb. $1, lb. $3.50. 

Our matchless strain of Late Flat Dutch Cabbage we be- 
lieve is unexcelled in producing unitorm, handsome, very 
large, solid, compact heads. They are of extra strong growth and in good soil will produce heads of 
enormous size. They are also splendid keepers, and for late winter use there is no better Cabbage to be 
had. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., Klb. 65 cts., lb. $2.25. 

An earlier short-stemmed type of the famous Danish Ball-Head. This 
new type has very round, solid heav\' heads on short, thick stalks, and 
is less liable to be bent over b}- storms than taller varieties. The heads average larger in size than those 
of the Ball-Head type, and are heavier in weight than heads of even larger size of the best American 
varieties. The interior leaves are bleached to the purest whiteness. Pkt. loc, oz. 25c., M'lb. 75c., lb. $2.50. 

Seed grown by the originator in Denmark. An extremely 
hardy imported Cabbage, which is growing in popvilarity 
in America, having proven itself one of the very best winter sorts. It is a very sure header, very solid and 
heavy, an extra good keeper and good seller. It is medium to late, but is generally grown as a late crop. 

Matchless Late Flat Dutch. 

Danish Rotmd-Head. 

Genuine Danish Ball-Head. 

Dauiish Round-Head Cabbage 

The heads are not extra large, and without manj' outer leaves, so that it can be grown in close quarters. 
It has excellent keeping qualities, and comes out of the pit in March or April as fresh as when it was put in. It is the best Cabbage to raise 
where it is sold per ton or by weight, as its soliditj' is not equaled by an}- other Cabbage in the list. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., ^ilb. 6oc., lb. $2. 


Matchless Late Flat Dutch Cabbage 

Surehead. (Original seed.) Strong, vigorous ; very uniform; large 
and solid. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., ]^\h. 50 cts., 
lb. $1.75. 

Rockhead Winter. Large, perfect shape, sure header and long 
keeper. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., Kib. 65 cts., 
lb. $2.25. 

Hollander, or German Export. Heads solid; medium size; 

white; very distinct. Bv mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., 

'i'lb. 65 cts.', lb. $2.25. 
Short-Stem Drumhead. Surpasses the old Late Drumhead, 

ripening earlier. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., K'b. 

50 cts., lb. $1.73. 

Large Late Drumhead. Old favorite winter sort ; valuable for 
main crop. Bv mail, postpaid, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., }i\h. 45 cts., 
lb. $1.50. 

Premium Flat Dutch. Largely grown for main crop ; a favorite 
for winter triarket. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Jj'lb. 
45 cts., lb. $1.50. 

Hard Heading Savoy. A fine American-growm strain of beauti- 
fully crumpled and wrinkled Savoy type. Heads are large, solid 
and tender. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., H'lb. S5 
cts., lb. S3. 

Perfection Drumhead Savoy. Large, loose heads, nearly round ; 
line quality. Bv m.iil, postjiaid. pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., '^Ib. 50 cts., 
lb. Si.75- 

Improved Red Dutch Erfurt. \'ery hard head ; deep blood- 
color; for pickling. Bv mail, postpaid, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., K'b. 
50 cts., lb. Si. 75. 

Mammoth Red Rock. Largest, hardest-heading and best red 
Cabbage. Bv mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., '4 lb. 65 cts., 
lb. S2.25. 

Mr. Chas. RiESS. of Connersvillc, Indiana, writes : 

" That Grand Rapids Lettuce seed vou sent us last sprinpr was the best Let- 
tuce we ever raised, some heads weiKliinir one pouu<i and more, and it is the 
best Lettuce for hotbeds. It stands tlie bad weather better than any other 
Lettuce on tlie market." 

" Vour Louderback Cabbage was the best we ever raised, lots of heads 
filled a half-bushel basket." 


Improved Danvers 

Nichols' Long Orange 

Rubicon Half-Long Orange 

Saint Vallery Carrot 

CARROTS for Market or Home Garden 

Culture. — For early Carrots for table use, sow as early as the ground can be worked ; for 
late crop until tlie latter part of July ; early in August for a winter crop. For the main crop, sow 
from the middle of Maj' to the first of July. Thin out in the row from 5 to 6 inches apart, will's 
lows 12 to 14 inches apart. Hoe often and deeply between the rows. Light, sandy loam, richly- 
manured, is the best soil. 

One ounce will bow about 125 feet of drill; 4 pounds will sow an acre 
All varieties in regular iarge-slzed packets, at 5 cts. per pkt., postpaid. Deduct lO eta. 
per lb. from prices if ordered sent by freight or express 

STOKES' STANDARD. See page 9. Oz. 10 cts., '/lb. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts., by mail, postpaid. 

Rubicon Half-Long Orange. The best and most popular half-long Carrot. Earlier than 
Danvers, heavier and thicker at the shoulders, as shown in our photograph above, making it 
more productive; the leaves are also shorter and finer. A wonderfully heavy cropper, pro- 
ducing from 30 to 40 tons to the acre under good culture. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 30 cts., lb. $1, 
by mail, postpaid ; 5 lbs. and over, 90 cts. per lb., by freight or express. 

Improved Danvers (Improved American Strain). Top small; color rich orange; shape 
liandsome and smooth ; superior cjuality ; valuable also to grow for feeding stock, being well 
adapted to all soils. Oz. 10 cts., }i\h. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts., by mail, postpaid ; 5 lbs. for $3.50, by 

Nichols' Long Orange. Much earlier than the old Long Orange, with shorter top ; color 

deep golden orange when young, shading to a deep orange-red when fully grown. Perfectly 

sniootli and grows without'neck. Oz, 10 cts., %'lb. 25 cts., lb. 85 cts., by mail, postpaid ; 5 lbs. 

and over, 75 cts. per lb., by freight or e.xpress. 
Earliest Short Horn, or French Forcing. The earliest small round forcing Carrot. Pkt. 

5 cts., 02. 10 cts., Klb. 30 cts., lb. 90 cts., postpaid. 
Early Scarlet Horn (Short Horn). Old standard and favorite early sort. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 

25 cts., lb. 75 cts., by mail, postpaid. 
Oxheart, Gnerande. Early, short, thick, very smooth and handsome. Oz. 10 cts., K'b. 20 

cts., lb. 70 cts., by mail, postpaid. 
Early Half-Long Scarlet, Pointed. Very productive and handsome ; fine quality. Oz. loc, 

Klb. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts., by mail, postpaid. 
New French Market. (French Seed). Fine deep orange color; beautiful, smooth, distinct, 

lialf-Iong shape, free from core. Heav}' cropper and a great keeper. Oz. 10 cts., Xlb. 25 cts., 

lb. go cts., by mail, postpaid. 
Chantenay (Stump-rooted). Similar to the old French Nantes Carrot. Oz. 10 cts., K'b. 25c., 

lb. 80 cts., by mail, postpaid. 
Saint Vallery, or Intermediate Red. Rich red color ; late, thick and smooth. Oz. 10 cts., 

Klb. 25 cts., lb. 85 cts., by mail, postpaid. 
Long Orange (Improved). Well-known standard sort. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 75 cts., by 

mail, postpaid; 5 lbs. I3.25, by e.xpress. 
Large White Belgian. For cattle feeding ; very productive and large. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20c., 

lb. 60 cts., by mail, postpaid. 
Large Yellow Belgian. Different from above in color; a fine late keeper. Oz. 10 cts., Klb- 

20 cts., lb. 70 cts., by mail, postpaid. 




One ounce will prodnce about 1,600 plants and sow about 40 square 
feet. One-balf onnces and one-half pounds furnished at ounce and 
pound rates. 

Cauliflower is the highest-priced vegetable seed on the entire list, 
but my customers can absolutely depend upon the seed listed below 
as being the very best obtainable. 

Culture. — The treatment of Cauliflower is verj' similar to that of 
Cabbage. For spring crops the seed should be sown in hotbeds earl)- 
in Februarj', transplanting the young plants to the garden early in 
April. For the main or fall crop, seed should be sown about June 
and the young plants set out the latter part of Julj'. 
STOKES' STANDARD, See page 9. Pkt. 25 cts., V2OZ. $1.65, oz. 

$3, Klb. $11. 

Early Alabaster. "^'^'^ °f earliest and 

: — quickest growing Cauliflowers, but it 

grows to a very large sizeand is handsome in everyway. It is of very 
dwarf, erect habit, with short, outer leaves. It is a sure header, every 
plant forming a large, solid, perfect head of the finest table qualitj-. 
Pkt. 25 cts., 5 pkts. $1, %oz. Si. 65, oz. $3, %\h. $11. 

Danish Dry Weather. ]} weii- known fact that 

Cauliflower thrives best near 
Isl and 
coun - 

Early Alabaster Cauliflower 

Danish Dry Weather Cauliflower 

try the greatest Cauliflower-growing sections in the United States, but in the 
Danish Dry Weather Cauliflower we have a strain that is particularly adapted 
for growing awa}' from water, and will succeed where others will fail. On this 
account it makes fine, large, solid heads, weighing from 3 to 8 pounds. This 
Danish Dry Weather Cauliflower can even be grown in such dry-weather 
states as Arizona, where the Agricultural E.xperiment Station, in its Bulletin 
No. 35, speaks very highly of it. Pkt. 25 cts., 5 pkts. $1, 'Aoz. Si. 65, oz. $3, 
Klb. $11. 

Gilt-Edge Early Snowball. Extra fine stock. For forcing under glass dur- 
ing winter and early spring, or for planting later in the open ground, no slock 
of Snowball can surpass it, and no Cauliflower ever grown is more satisfac- 
tory. Pkt. 20 cts. Koz. Si. 25, oz. $2.25, %\h. $8. 

Extra-Early Dwarf Erfurt (E.xtra Selected). For forcing or open ground. 
Pkt. 20 cts., Moz. S1.25, oz. $2. 25, Klb. S8. 

Extra-Early Paris. Heads of medium size ; first-class, sure header. Pkt. lo 
cts., Koz. 45 cts., oz. 75 cts., %\h. $2. 

Lenormand Short-Stem. Has very large heads ; white, firm and late. Pkt. 
10 cts., 'Aoz. 45 cts., oz. 75 cts., %lh. $2.- 

Large Algiers. Market-gardeners' popular late sort ; enormous size. Pkt. 
10 cts., Woz. 45 cts., oz. 75 cts., Klb. $2. 

Veiteh's Aatumn Giant. Vigorous in growth ; very large and late, and thus 
fills an important place in some large markets. Pkt. 10 cts., 'Aoz. 30 cts., oz. 
50 cts., Klb. $1.50. 


9ne ounce will sow about 18 square feet, and 6 pounds will sow one 


Broad-leaved (Large-seeded). A delicious salad, used during the 
winter and spring months as a substitute for lettuce, and is 
cooked and used like spinach. Sow in spring in drills one foot 
apart. It will mature in six weeks. For early spring use, sow m 
September and winter over like spinach. Postpaid, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 
10 cts., Klb. 15 cts., lb. 55 cts. By express, 5 lbs. and over, 45 cts. 
per lb. 


One ounce will sow about 16 square feet 
Extra-Curled (Pepper Grass). Fine flavor ; will cut several times. 

Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 8 cts., 'A\b. 15 cts., lb. 45 cts. 
True Water-Cress. A well-known aquatic plant, with oval leaves, 
making a delicious and appetizing salad. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., 
'Alb. 85 cts., lb. $3. 
Upland Cress. Perennial, grown same as spinach ; flavor resem- 
bles water-cress. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., K'b. 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 


The roots dug in the fall, dried, cut in thin slices, roasted and 
ground, are used largely as a substitute for coffee. The leaves make 
a good spring salad. 

Large-rooted, or Coffee. The Chicory of commerce; the best. 

Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts. 
Whitloof. (Novelty.) See page 3. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., ^Ib. 
40 cts., lb. $1.50. 


Chives are very hardy and perennial members of the onion family. 
They are grown exclusn ely for their tops. Planted in clumps in any 
garden soil, they grow readily, and increase so as to render a divi- 
sion necessarv. The tops appear very early in spring and can be cut 
throughout the season. Roots, 25 cts. per bunch, postpaid. 


Collards are largely used as "greens" in some parts of the coun- 
try, especially South! They are a form of the cabbage, bearing new 
leaves as the old ones are pulled off. 
Georgia. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 30 cts., lb. 90 cts. 



Culture. — Sow the seed in a coldframe or dry bor- 
der as early as the ground can be worked, in drills 8 to 
lo inches apart, covering the seed % inch deep. Whea 
fairly out of the seed-leaf, they may be transplanted to 
another bed or else thinned out to 5 or 6 inches apart, 
and let them grow until wanted for transplanting out 
into the beds or trenches. Early in July in the North, 
or a month or six weeks later in the South, is the 
proper time to set out the plants in the trenches. The 
trenches should be shallow, and wide enough to hold 
one or two rows. These rows should be 1 foot apart 
and the plants set about 8 inches apart in the row. As 
the plants grow, they should be earthed up to blanch 
them, care being taken not to let the earth get into the 
heart of the plant. For keeping over the winter, they 
can be either banked up with earth and covered over 
with litter to keep out the frost where they have grown, 
placing boards on top to keep out the rain ; or they may 
be taken up and blanched in a box in the cellar for 
winter use. 

One ounce of seed will prodnce about 2,600 plants 
Stokes' Paris Golden Self - blanching. 

Seed grown in France by the originator. It is univer- 
sally acknowledged among market-gardeners that the 
Golden Self-blanching Celery is one of the best and 
most profitable Celeries known, if a good strain of it 
can be procured. The difficulty in the past has been 
that a large percentage of it grows pithy and soft, with 
occasional reversion to the green type. In this original 
French strain great care and attention have been given 
to reselection of the rich, golden, solid type, and I offer 
this strain with every confidence that my market-gar- 
dener and family customers will find it true to the 
type, and well worth the seemingly stiff price asked for 
it. It is very early, entirely self-blanching, with large 
beautiful golden yellow heart, very crisp, solid and 
nutty. Pkt. locts., oz. 40 cts., yi\b. $1.10, lb. $3.75. 

The most popular as a 
late keeper. Since our 

Stokes' Winter Queen Celery 

Myers* Quick-Growing White Plume. 

Stokes' Winter Queen. 

introduction of this very valuable new Celery seven 
years ago, it has become the most popular of all as a 
late winter keeper, frequently being seen and selling at 
high prices in the month of May, after all other Celeries 
are done. It is, without doubt, the most valuable va- 
riety of Celery for winter and spring use ever intro- 
duced, and excels the celebrated Perle le Grand and 
Perfection Heartwell as a late winter keeper. It is also 
much stouter, thicker and heavier, with double the amount of heart of other sorts. The plant is beautiful in appearance, of close habit and 
compact growth, and blanches to a beautiful cream-white. Ribs perfectly solid, crisp and of delicious nutty flavor. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts., 
%\h. 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 

A new strain of White Plume Celery, selected and improved by Myers & Bowman, the 
well-known Philadelphia market-gardeners. It is unquestionably the earliest Celery 
known, being ready for market ten days to two weeks earlier than any other strain. It differs also from the old White Plume in size and 
habit, somewhat resembling the Paris Golden Self-blanching, but more stocky and robust, throwing out from eight to twelve hearts. Leaves 
are very light in color and entirely free from green Celery. It has proven to be by far the handsomest, best and most salable early Celery 
that has been offered on Philadelphia markets the past three seasons. Choice home-grown seed, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., %\h. 80c., lb. $2.75 


Large packets lO cts. each, except where noted 

Per oz. 

Stokes' Standard Early Self-blanching. See page 10 $0 40 

Stokes* Standard Winter. See page 10 25 

Silver Self-blanching ( Novelty). Seepage 10 pkt. 15c... 50 

Perfected White Plume. Very early and extensively grown for market. Our extra selected and perfected market-gar- 
den strain is entirely free from green Celery found in most other strains of this important market sort pkt. 5 cts. . . 25 

Golden Self-blanching. (American seed) 35 

New Cremona. Sport from Winter Queen ; fine late keeper 30 

Boston Market. White, crisp and solid, very dwarf, tender pkt. 5 cts... 15 

Giant Pascal. Popular green sort, very brittle, crisp and nutty in flavor pkt. 5 cts.. . 15 

Perle le Grand. A new, large, green Celery, for early and late use pkt. 5 cts.. . 20 

New Rose. The best red Celery, solid and ornamental pkt. 5 cts.. . 20 

Golden Heart. Fine large, solid, waxy golden heart pkt. sets... 15 

Perfection Heartwell. Large heart ; superior quality ; excellent for winter pkt. sets. .. 15 

Schumacher. Immense size; solid, crisp ; firm golden yellow heart pkt. sets. .. 20 

Fin de Siecle. A fine selection from Schumacher; fine keeper and shipper pkt. 5 cts... 20 

Giant White Solid. Of tall, large size; very solid, pure white pkt. 5 cts... 15 

Soup, or Flavoring Celery. (Old seed.) Used for flavoring soups, stews, etc pkt. 5 cts... 08 

CELFRIAC, or Turnip-rooted Celery. Extra large smooth Prague pkt. 5 cts.. . 15 


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Many know the delicious 
flavor of the old Black 


Culture. — Plant in hills 3 feet apart each way and 
5 or 6 kernels in a hill. The ground should be made 
rich with well-rotted manure. Hoe well. To have the 
finest Sweet Corn, it must be picked in just the right 
condition ; that is, when the skin of the grain breaks 
at the slightest puncture, and plantings should be 
made frequently enough to have a supply at this stage. 
The quality will be inferior if it is either a few days 
too old or too young. 

White Mexican. 

Mexican Sugar Corn. Here we have a white variety 
which has all of the good qualities of sweetness and fla- 
vor of the old dark type. It is one of the verj' earliest 
varieties to mature that we have, furnishing edible ears 
from four to six days ahead of the Cory and quite as 
■early as the Golden Bantam. The plant is about 4 to 
\H feet tall, vigorous, healthy and productive. The 
■ears, in size and shape, are like those of the Black 
Mexican, apt to have the peculiar naked tip that is 
seen in the latter. We claim for the White Mexican a 
leading place in the very early sorts, owing to its be- 
ing so deliciously sweet and of such fine flavor. By 
mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., pt. 25 cts., qt. 40 cts. ; by 
express, pt. 15c., qt. 25c., Kpk. 80c., pk. $1.40. 

Peep 0*Day. '^^^ points of this remarkable 
— — — ^ new Corn are its extraordinary 

earliness and sweetness. The early varieties of Sweet 
Corn do not, as a rule, yield as heavily as the later 
sorts ; but owing to the fact that the stalks bear from 
two to three ears each, and that they are very dwarf, 
•which admits of their being planted close together, it 
mot only gives an early yield, but it gives one of great 
tproductiveness as well. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., 
ipt. 20 cts., qt. 35 cts. ; by express, qt. 25 cts., Hpk.80 
'Cts., pk. $1.40. 

Holm es' Premo 60-Day. This is a very 

fine, very 

early Sugar Corn ; hardy and can be planted fully as early as the Early Adams, and seed does not rot easily when planted early. The stalks 
:grow about 5 feet high, and mostly bear two well-developed ears to the stalk. It is of extra fine quality, very sweet and delicious. A good 
.•early market sort. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., pt. 20 cts., qt. 35 cts. ; by express or freight, qt. 25 cts., Vapk. 80 cts., pk. $1.40. 

Bantam. This Corn is extra-early, very sweet and of a delicious flavor. As indicated in its name, the grain when ready 
- for use is a rich creamy yellow, deepening to an orange-yellow as it ripens. I do not recommend it as a market 

^sort, as its color gives it the appearance of being old, but when once used it will be popular on account of its rich flavor. By mail, postpaid, 
ipt. 30 cts., qt. 50 cts. ; by express, qt. 35 cts., Hpk. $1.10, pk. $2. 

Varieties are arranged In the order of maturity. Large packets S cts. each ; ears 20 cts, each, postpaid 



Adams'* "Extra-Early. Not Sugar Corn ; small ears for early use 

JBurlington Hybrid. Most profitable for market ; resembles sweet Corn ; nearly as early as Adams', with 

ears as long as Evergreen 

New -Buck Mountain. Earlier and some smaller than Burlington Hybrid 

^EarlyCory (Red Cob). A very early variety, with fair-sized ears 

New Mammoth White Cory. Much larger ears than White Cory; white cob 

Early Minnesota. Nearly as early as Cory ; of dwarf growth ; ears white 

New Early Champion. Ripens ahead of Crosby; larger ears 

Metropolitan. Grows vigorously ; free from smut; fine 

Kendel's Early Giant. Large, handsome ears, ready in 70 days 

Crosby's Extra-Early. Fair-sized ears ; of excellent quality 

Perry's Hybrid. Very early and of large size; valuable for market 


Potter's Excelsior, or Squantum. Ears large and well filled 

Shaker's Early. Very large, white grain ; early and productive 20 

Stabler's Early. Grains deep, of fine quality; fine for market 

Early Evergreen. Ears as large as Stowell's; 10 days earlier 




for home table 

Country Gentleman. One of the sweetest of a 

Zigzag Evergreen. Good-sized ears, deliciously sweet 

Shoe Peg, or Ne Plus Ultra. Small ears, with very irregular rows 

Black Mexican. Black grains, sweet and delicious; fine for home use 

Eyptian, or Washington Market. Fine for market; ears large 

Xiate Mammoth. Tlie largest ears of all ; rich, sweet and superior 20 


Queen's Golden, Mapledale Prolific, White Rice and Silver Lace. By m.iil, postpaid, ear 10 cts. 
20 cts., qt. 40 cts. ; I)y express or freight, lb. 15 cts., 20 lbs. Ji, 25 lbs. $2, 50 lbs. and over, 6 cts. per lb.. 





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Stokb^' Standard ;Seeds^ 


stokes' Perfection White Spine Cucumber 


Culture. — For general crops, sow in the open ground as soon as the weather is sufficiently settled. Plant in hills 4 feet apart each 
way, putting a shovelful of well-rotted manure in each hill. For pickles, sow from the middle of June to the first week in July. If wanted 
very early in the season, sow two or three seeds in a 4-inch pot and transplant these to the open ground when all danger of frost is over. 
In this way a gain of from 4 to 6 weeks may be had. 

One ounce of seed will plant about 60 hills; two pounds will plant an acre 

New Centurv. This is a fine strain of e.xtra-long White Spine, averaging from 8 to 10 inches in length. The fruits are smooth and 
' regular, dark rich green in color with slight spines and the typical white lines of the true spine type at the blossom 
end, which is full and round. The skin is thin and tender and the flesh is pure white and very crisp. The seeds are small, while the seed 
space is firm and solid, making an excellent variety for slicing. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., }i lb. 30 cts., lb. 90 cts. 

Stokes' Perfection ^^hite Spine. This magnificent Cucumber has been bred by careful selection by a prominent grower in 

" Rhode Island. It is quite early, enormously prolific and bears uniformly long, symmetrical, 

deep green-colored fruits, faintly marked with a light yellowish shading toward the blossom end. The seeds are small, making it an ideal 
variety for market or slicing. The vines are very vigorous and healthy, blight-resisting and maintain their fresh luxuriance, bearing until 
late in the season. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., li\b. 45 cts., lb. $1.50. 

Perfection Hothouse Fo 


This splendid hothouse Cucumber is the result of repeated selections of greenhouse-grown White 
Spine Forcing, which has resulted in a Cucumber that is longer and darker green than the old 
variety. The fruits are even in size, -very regular in form and very dark in color, with a few light spines showing at the blossom end. That 
it is a money-maker the testimonials from large commission merchants in Boston will prove. Pkt. 15 cts., oz. 50 cts., Klb. $1.40, lb. $5. 

New IClondike. Grand Market Sort. This is a hybrid sort of the White Spine type which holds its attractive dark green color 
' longer than most other sorts. When of suitable size for shipping it averages from 6 to 7 inches long, the ends are 
quite square and it is about 2 inches thick. The quality is unsurpassed. Wherever it is sold to market-gardeners it has become their main 
crop, and the demand for it is growing rapidly. Its points of superiority are — extreme earliness, a prolific bearer, very hardy, producing fair 
crops under such unfavorable conditions as cause many other sorts to fail, very dark green and holding its attractive color and crispness for a 
long time, size just right for a Slicing Cucumber. It is also quite firm when small, making an excellent pickling sort. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 
Jilb. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts. 


Large packets S cts. Deduct 10 cts. per lb. if ordered by express or freight 
STOKES' STANDARD. See page 10. By mail, postpaid, oz. 20 Perfected Jersey Pickle. New and fine. 

cts., 5i lb. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts. 
New Davis Perfect. See Novelties, page 3. 

Coy's Early Cyclone. The earliest White Spine by three weeks. 

Wonderfully prolific. By mail, postpaid, oz. loc, KIb. 25c., lb. 80c. 
Peerless, or Improved White Spine. A fine strain ; very early 

and handsome. By mail, postpaid, oz. loc, Klb. 25c., lb. 8oc. 
Evergreen White Spine. Retains its deep green color in all stages 

of growth. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., ^Ib. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts. 
Improved Arlington White Spine. A marked improvement on 

the above. By mail, postpaid, oz. lo cts., Klb. 25 cts., 

lb. 80 cts. 

Early Frame, or Short Green. For slicing or pick- 
ling; productive and early. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 
cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts. 

Westerfield's Chicago Pickle. One of the best 

pickles; very popular West. By mail, postpaid, oz. 

10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts. 
Nichol's Medium Green. Thick through ; full ends; 

for slicing or pickling. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., 

Klb. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts. 
Green Prolific, or Boston Pickling. Dark green ; 

uniform small size. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., 

}{\h. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts. 
Improved Long Green (Jersey Pickle). Dark 

green, crisp and productive. By mail, postpaid, oz. 

10 cts., %\h. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts. 

The best pickle. By 
mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts. 
New Cumberland. Very prolific; fine for pickling or slicing. By 

mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts. 
Fordhook Pickling. Excellent new sort, but not equal to Per- 
fected. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts. 
Giant of Pera. Grows i to iK feet long; one of the best for table 

use. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 85 cts. 
West India Gherkin, or Burr. Small; prickly fruits; best for 
small pickles. B^- mail, postpaid, oz. 15 cts., K'b. 30 cts., lb. Si. 

New Klondike Cucumber 


WALTER^ p. STOKES | 219 Market Street, PHIbADEIJPHIA,PA 

Early Black Beauty Eggplant 


Improved Large, or Thick-leaved. A very early and healthful 
spring salad. Sow early in drills i8 inches apart. Pkt. lo cts., 
oz. 75 cts. 


Culture. — Sow in hotbeds very early in the spring, and trans- 
plant when 2 inches high into a second bed or into small pots. When 
the weather has become perfectly settled and warm, transplant to 
the open ground, setting them out in rows 3 feet apart and 2 feet 
apart in each row. One ounce will produce about one thousand 

STOKES' STANDARD. See page 10. Oz. 6oc., VJh. $1.60, lb. $6. 

Early Black Beauty. This is the earliest and best market and 
family sort of all the large Eggplants. It is fully ten days earlier 
than the New Jersey Improved Large Purple, and sets its large, 
handsome fruit very freely, branching near the ground and grow- 
ing into well-rounded bushes. Its fine fruits are thick and most 
perfect in form. The skin has a satiny gloss and is of a rich, 
lustrous, purplish black. Plants bear from ten to twelve perfect, 
large, uniform fruits, which do not turn gray even after becoming 
fully ripe, and the entire crop can be gathered before frost. Pkt. 
10 cts., oz. 60 cts., Klb. Si. 60, lb. §6. 

New Jersey Improved Large Purple Smooth Stem. In the 
great markets of New York and the North the finest Eggplants 
seen are those produced in New Jersey, whose growers have, by 
long experience, attained remarkable skill in bringing this plant 
to the greatest perfection. The New Jersey Improved is a decided 
improvement on the New York Large Purple in quality, size and 
great beauty. The plants are large and vigorous; leaves of a light 
green shade; fruit early, very large, oval and of a fine deep purple 
— never red or yellow ; flesh white, tender and superior. Pkt. 
10 cts., oz. 60 cts., li\h. $1.60, lb. $6. 


Cui-TURE. — Sow in June, July and August, thinning out the plants 
to about 8 inches apart. When the leaves are 6 or 8 inches long, tie 
them up either with yarn or raffia grass. This is to blanch them, 
but it must be done when quite dry or they will rot. At the approach 
of winter, take them up with a ball of earth and place close together 
in a frame or cellar for use. One ounce will sow 15 feet of drill and 
will produce about three thousand plants. 

Mammoth Green Curled. Superior to the old Green Curled. 
Leaves are very crisp, tufty and full. Midrib is pure white, with 
large, white heart, fleshy and tender. Equally suitable for sjiring, 
summer and autumn planting. Pkt. 5c., oz. 15c., 'Xlh. 45c., lb. $1.30. 

Giant Fringed, or Oyster. A very handsome variety, largely 
used in Philadelphia and other eastern cities to decorate the dis- 
play of oysters during winter in restaurants and oyster houses, 
hence its distinctive name. By tying up the center, can be easily 
blanched. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts.,'Klb. 40 cts., lb. S1.50. 

Ever-White Curled. A beautiful variety; midrib yellow; leaves 
almost white, large size, crisp and tender. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., 
%\h. 40 cts., lb. $1.23. 

ENDIVE, continued 

Broad-leaved (Escarolle). Large and sweet, blanched as salad. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Klb. 40 cts., lb. $1.2^. 

New Berlin Giant. With market-gardeners who tested it the past 
seasons this new German Endive has proven to be by far the lar- 
gest in cultivation, even excelling our Mammoth Green Curled, 
which it resembles in form and leaves, but of greater size. No 
other Endive compares with the New Berlin Giant in large size 
and handsome appearance. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20c., K lb. 50c., lb. $1.70. 


Culture. — It is cultivated and grown exactly as you would cab- 
bage. The hardy kinds can be sown in August'and September and 
will keep over winter with a slight covering of long manure or straw. 
One ounce will produce about two thousand plants. 
New Imperial, or Long Standing. A beautifully curled and 
crinipled sort. Of strong, vigorous habit, perfectly hardy, bright 
green color, and very attractive appearance. Superior to all other 
sorts, and will stand longer without shooting to seed than anj"- 
other. Height 2 feet. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., K'b. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts. 
Southern Dwarf Green Curled Scotch. This is one of the best 
Kales for spring sowing in the North, and is the principal sort 
grown in the South for northern markets. It is hardy, and will 
remain over winter in any place where the temperature does not 
go below zero. The habit is very dwarf and spreading, and will 
rarely exceed 18 inches in height. The leaves are of a bright green 
color, beautifully curled, and produced in great abundance. Pkt. 
5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 70 cts. 
Philadelphia Dwarf Green Curled Scotch. A favorite with 
northern gardeners, growing about 2 feet in height and hardier than 
the Southern Dwarf Green Curled Scotch, being improved by frost; 
leaves green and beautifully curled and wrinkled. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 
10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts. 
Siberian Curled (German Greens). This variety grows a little 
larger and coarser than the preceding ; the leaves are not so deeply 
curled and are of a bluish green color; very hardy. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. 

Smooth White Short-leaved Kohlrabi 


Culture. — Sow in the spring in rows tS inches apart, thinning to 
8 to :o inches apart in the row. Keep weeds down, and when bulbs 
are 2 or 3 in. in diameter they are fit to eat, and should be used at once, 
cooking the sami' as turnips. One ounce will sow 150 feel of drill. 
Smooth White Short-leaved. This new sort is decidedly the best 
for market and tal)le use, being much superior to Vienna. It is very 
early and the best for forcing as well as for outside growth. Bulb 
is greenish white, beautiful smooth shape and of the very finest 
texture and quality. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., ]4\h. 85 cts., lb. $3.25. 
New Smooth Purple. Very short-leaved. Like the preceding ex- 
cept in color. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., ^4 lb. 85 cts., lb. $3.25. 
Early White Vienna. Small bulb, early. Flesh tender and white. 

Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., Klb. 75 cts., lb. 52.50. 
Early Purple Vienna. A little later; color bluish purple. Pkt. 
10 cts., oz. 25 cts., ;4 lb. 75 cts., lb. $2. 50. 


j^TNOK^ SeedITI vegetable ^eeds 


The sets should be planted in spring. Cultivate same as onions. 
Sets, Klb. 15 cts., lb. 40 cts., postpaid ; by express, lb. 30 cts., 10 lbs. 
and over, 25 cts. per lb. 


Horse-Radish is a;rown from young roots or sets, which should be 
planted out in the spring. They will form a large-sized radish, fit for 
use in one season's growth. Roots, 20 cts. per doz., 75 cts. per 100, 
postpaid; 50 cts. per 100, $3 per i,oco, by e.xpress. 

New Horse-Radish from Bohemia, " Maliner Kren." This 
Horse-Radish was brought from Bohemia by tlie Department of 
Agriculture some years ago. The roots grow to an extremely large 
size, white as a parsnip. Sets planted in April will yield large roots 
in October if the ground is rich, growing much more rapidly than 
the old variety, and its flavor is of the very best. Small roots ready 
for planting, 30 cts. per doz., $1.50 per 100. by mail, postpaid; by 

~ express, $1 per 100, $4.50 for 500, $S per 1,000. 


Giant Italian Leek 

Culture. — Sow very early in the spring, in drills 6 inches apart; 
thin out to 2 inches apart in the row. When about 7 inches high, 
transplant them in rows 12 inches apart and as deep as possible, but 
do not cover the young center leaves. Draw earth up to them as 
they grow. Take up and store in earth in a cool cellar before winter. 
The seeds may also be sown in September and the young plants 
transplanted in the spring to where they are to remain. One ounce 
will sow 100 feet of drill and produce about 1,000 plants. 

New Giant Italian. This new Leek from Italy is fully twice the size of the ordinary London Leek, and much handsomer in appearance, 
Like the Italian onions, it is very mild and agreeable in flavor; extremely hardy and a fine keeper. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., %\h. 45 cts., 
lb. $1.50. 

Large American Flag. Previous to our introduction 01 the Giant Italian, this was the favorite variety. Very fine and large. Pkt. 5 cts., 

oz. 10 cts., Klb. 30 cts., lb. $1. 
London Flag. Popular old sort. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. :o cts., }{lh. 30 cts., lb. $1. 


Culture. — For early summer use, sow in hotbeds in March, sowing every two weeks for succession. Transplant the young plants to 
rows 2 feet apart and 8 to 12 inches apart in the row. For winter use, sow in August, transplant to frames ; and for this purpose the small- 
heading varieties, such as the May King, are best adapted. The Cos varieties require to be tied up for a few days in order to properly 
blanch them. 

One ounce will sow abont 100 feet and produce 3,000 plants 

Stokes' Big Boston Lettuce 

Stokes' Big Boston. 

This grand Lettuce is steadily gaining 
in popularity, until now it is more ex- 
tensively grown than any other variety, either for private table or by 
the market-gardener. Whether grown in the open ground for sum- 
mer and fall use or in frames for spring and early summer, or forced 
in greenhouses for winter use, it invariably gives the greatest satis- 
faction, producing large, fine, buttery yellow heads, thoroughly 
blanched leaves, crisp, tender, sweet and white. It has compara- 
tively few outside leaves and stands as long as any before shooting 
to seed. It is grown in enormous quantities in the southern states 
for shipping to northern markets, and it grows equally well in the 
central and northern states. In fact, there is no other variety that 
gives such great satisfaction under every possible condition, and 
for that reason is one of the most profitable varieties to grow. Pkt. 
5 cts., oz. 15 cts., KIb. 45 cts., lb. I1.50. 

Mammoth Salamander. 

In the New Mammoth Salamander 
we have a variety which possesses 

New Early May King. 

all the desirable qualities of the old Salamander, but grows to double 
the size. It is today the most rapid seller in New York and Phila- 
delphia markets and always brings good prices. Pkt. 10 cts., oz, 
15 cts., Klb. 45 cts., lb. $1.50. 

This valuable new Lettuce comes 
from Germany. It is, without any 
question, one of the best Lettuces on the list for early spring plant- 
ing in the open ground. The heads are 5 to 7 inches in diameter, 
with the outer leaves very closely folded in. The heads are of a 
clear light green, the outer leaves being slightly tinged with brown, 
the inner being clear, bright yellowish, with very rich oily flavor, 
which adds much to its other good qualities. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., 
l{\h. 40 cts., lb. $1.35. 

George Popp, Jr., of Fort Recovery, Ohio, writes : "The seed I ordered from you last spring gave great satisfaction, 
of your catalogues. Mine got misplaced and I can't do without one." 


Send me one 

LETTUCE, continued 

stokes' Summerlead Lettuce 

STOKES' STANDARD HEAD. Seepage lo. Oz. lo cts., ]4\h. 
35 cts., lb. Si. 25. 

White-seeded Tennis Ball, or Boston Market. A well-known 
forcins; sort. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 30 cts., lb. Si. 

Stokes^ Hothouse. Double the size of Tennis Ball ; never rots. 
Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., J^lb. 50 cts., lb. Si. 75. 

New Early May King. Valuable new Lettuce. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 
15 cts., 'i'lb. 40 cts., lb. Si. 35. 

Reichner's Early White Batter. Large, solid ; fine for forcing 
or open ground. Oz. 10 cts., }ilh. 35 cts., lb. $1.25. 

Mongolian. A new variety from Asia, valuable for spring- and fall- 
planting outdoors ; very crisp and delicate in flavor. Pkt. 10 cts., 
oz. 15 cts., J^lb. 45 cts., lb. Si. 50. 

The Copperhead. Large, solid and distinct color, light brown out- 
side, shading to light pink inside ; crisp and handsome. Pkt. 10 
cts., oz. 15 cts., K'b. 45 cts., lb. Si. 50. 

Giant Glacier. (New.) Large light green heads ; leaves crimpled 
and swollen, like Savoj' cabbage; withstands hfat and drought. 
Oz. 10 cts., K'b. 35 cts., lb. Si 25. 

Silver Ball. Head white, solid, firm ; splendid for spring and sum- 
mer use. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 35 cts., lb. $1.25. 

White Rassian Summer. Very large, handsome heads ; fine for 
open grcjiuul. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., '/fib. 35 cts., lb. Si-25. 

Stokes' Summerlead. ^° '^^^<^ "-e have a most 

— — ^— — — — distnict new variety, and one of the largest 
and handsomest head Lettuces we have ever grown. Its heat-resisting qualities 
are unprecedented, and during the hot summer it will remain longer without 
shooting to seed than any other. The outside color is a light yellowish green, be- 
coming entirely yellow toward the heart, while its tender and crisp table qualities 
are perfect. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., Klb. 50 cts., lb. Si. 75. 

IHvers' '* ,A.ll Ri&'ll't." This new headed Lettuce is large, solid, beauti- 

" — ful, and of finest table quality. It may be used 

in the open air or for forcing purposes with equal satisfaction. It produces a large, 
solid head of the finest quality, growing e.xtremel)- uniform in size and formation. 
Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., Klb. 45 cts., lb. $1.50. 

AH Seasons* ^ splendid hot-weather Lettuce. This is a very handsome 

' Lettuce, making fine large, firm and solid heads, light green 

outside and blanched to a beautiful cream\- yellow mside. It is one of the best 
summer heat-resisters known. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts, Klb. 40 cts., lb. Si-4o. by 
mail, postpaid. 

Sensation. This is one of the best all-3-ear-round Lettuces in the entire 

' list. It can be marketed when very young, as it forms a good 

solid head by the time it is half grown. It is of a very light yellowish green color, 
of the very finest quality and stands well as a summer Lettuce. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 
cts., Klb. 45 cts., lb. S1.50, by mail, postpaid. 


All varieties In regular large-sized packets, at 5 cts. per packet. When 
ordered by express deduct 10 cts> per pound 

Sensation Lettuce 

Myers' "All Right" Lettuce 

Philadelphia Dutch Speckled Butter. Fine large heads of e.\- 
cellent quality. Oz. 15 cts., Klb. 40 cts., lb. Si. 25. 

Hornberger's Dutch Butter. Improvement on Dutch Butter; 
private stock. Pkt. iocts.,oz. 15 cts., lb. 50 cts., lb. Si-75- 

Champion Spring and Summer. Large, solid, golden yellow: 
heads of the most showy type, very popular for market and ship- 
ping. Oz. 10 cts., K'b. 35 cts., lb. Si.23. 

California Cream Butter, or RoyaJ Summer Cabbage. Fine, 
.solid heads. Oz. 10 cts., K'lb. 35 cts., lb. 51.25. 

Salamander. Fine, compact heads, which resist summer heat ad- 
niir:iMy. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 35 cts., lb. Si. 25. 

Deacon. A large, solid cabbage Lettuce for summer; heads light 
ijreen outside. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 35 cts., lb. Sl.25. 

New York (Wonderful). Large, dark green heads; used only as a 
summer sort. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 35 cts., lb. Si-25- 

Philadelphia Early White Cabbage. Handsome heads of su- 
perior quality. Oz. 10 cts., V, lb. 30 cts., lb. Si- 

Improved Hanson. \'ery large, solid and of fine quality; with- 
stands the hot sun. Oz. 10 cts., K'b. 30 cts., lb. $1- 





LETTUCE, continued 

Grand HapidS. ^liis is a line loose-headed variety 
of superior table merit, and is 
adapted either for open-air culture or forcing in frames or 

greenhouses. It origi- 
nated at Grand Rapids, 
Michigan, and it has a 
great reputation as a 
forcing sort through- 
out the middle states 
and the West, and is 
largely grown also 
in the East and South. 
Its growth is large, yet 
compact; leaves finely 
cut and of a beautiful 
yellowish green. The 
plants may be set as 
closely as 6x8 inches. 
It is a quick grower 
and a good shipper; 
stands well before 
shooting to seed ; is 
free from rot, and is a 
favorite with the mar- 
ket-gardener. Pkt. sc., 
oz. 15 cts., Klb. 45 cts., 

lb. I1.50. 
Trianon Cos, or Celery Lettuce 

Curled, or Loose-leaved Lettuce 

Al! varieties In regular large-sized packets, at Sc. per packet 

STOKES* STANDARD CURLED. See page 10. Oz. 10 cts., 

Klb. 35 cts., lb. $1.25. 
Black-seeded Simpson. \'erv large, finely fringed. Oz. 10 cts., 

Klb. 35 cts., lb. $1.10. 
Grand Rapids. A famous shipping, loose-headed forcing sort. Oz. 

15 cts., ^Ib. 45 cts., lb. $1.50. 
Early Prize-Head (Brown Cabbage). Large, loose heads, tinged 

with brown. Oz. 10 cts., }ilh. 30 cts., lb. 90 cts. 

Grand Rapids Lettuce 


New Morse. The best curled growing Lettuce; large leaves, light 
green outside blanching to liglit yellow inside; splendid for both 
early and summer use; crisp and tender. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 35 cts., 
lb. Si.25- 

Early Curled Silesian. A leading early curled sort; fine for cut- 
ting. Oz 10 cts., Klb. 30 cts., lb. $1. 

Trianon Cos, or Celery Lettuce. This is the most crisp and ten- 
der of all Lettuces. It is greatly prized by many who are familiar 
with its good qualities. The leaves are long and narrow and blanch 
to an almost pure white; very crisp and mild in flavor. They can 
be eaten as celery dipped in salt or make the celebrated "Salad 
Romaine " when treated with an oil dressing. Large pkt. 10 cts., 
oz. 15 cts., li\h. 45 cts. lb. $1.50. 

American Varieties Mixed. Fifteen kinds mixed in one pack- 
age, giving a succession of fine Lettuce the whole season. Oz. 
10 cts., KIb. 30 cts., lb. 90 cts. 

New Morse Lettuce 

Martynia, or Unicorn Plant 


The Martynia, or Unicorn Plant, is quite ornamental in growtli 
and bears large pyramidal spikes of gloxinia-like flowers, followed 
by hairy seed-pods of a peculiar shape (see illustration). These pods 
are gathered while young and tender and pickled. 
Proboscidea. Tender pods for Pickling. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., 

KIb. 85 cts., lb. $3. 

Market-Gardeners, Farmers' Clubs and Institutes 

Wanting to purchase seeds in large quantities should write for 
special prices. Although I have made prices very low in this 
Catalogue, yet where a number of pounds or bushels are wanted 
I can frequently supply at a lower price than by a single pound 
or bushel. In writing, give a list of quantities and varieties re- 
quired, and I will return list promptly with lowest cash price 
for the lot 




219 Market §treet, PHIbADELPHIA,PA. 


Culture.— Sow in light, sandy soil after it has become warm and dry, in hills 5 to 6 feet apart, six to ten seeds in a hill. When up and 
all danger of msects has passed, pull out all but three plants. Pinch the ends of the growing vines to induce fruiting. Ashes, air-slaked lime 
or tobacco dust are excellent to sift over young plants when the dew is on, to prevent attacks of insects. 

1 ounce will plant about 70 Mils; 3 pounds will plant I acre 

Rocky Ford 

In the past few years 
Colorado has developed, 
into a great melon-grow- 
ing state. It is estimated, 
that over four thousand, 
acres are planted in 
melons, w h i c h were 
shipped, reaching al- 
most every large city in 
the United States, where 
they were placed on sale 
as the choicest fruits in 
the most fashionable 
markets, always realiz- 
ing handsome profits, 
owing to their fine qual- 
ity and appearance. 
They are an improve- 
ment on and differ from 
the old Netted Gem in 
being a little more ob- 
long in shape and pos- 
sessing much better shipping and keeping qualities, and are unquestionablj' one of the best second-early green-fleshed melons in existence. 
Our selected strain of tliis celebrated melon is unequaled. Price, seed saved from specially selected melons, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., J^lb. 
30 cts., lb. $1; seed saved from good general crop, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 70 cts. 

Rocky Ford Muskmelon 

A Grand New Muskmelon, BurrelFs Gem 


It is a well-known fact among growers of melons for market that the pink- or red-fleshed varieties are stronger growers and less liable 
to blight than the green-fleshed sorts. Burrell's Gem is a pink-fleshed Rocky Ford. It has all the choice qualities of sweetness, flavor and 
productiveness of the parent sort, and its flesh is of a beautiful golden color. The seed cavity in the center of the melon is exceedingly 

small, thus making it very thick, fleshy and meaty. It is exactly the 

same shape as the Rocky Ford, well netted and slightly ribbed. These a^— a^^— ■!. . f w— i^B^^^— — iBfe-^ 
melons will bring top market prices ; one car last September, contain- 
ing 863 dozen, sold for §1,159.80, netting over $1 per dozen melons. 
As it is a strong grower, it should be planted further apart than the 
green-fleshed sorts, say 10x12 feet. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., J^lb. 
65 cts., lb. $2. 

Improved Shipper's Delight 

It is a decided improvement over the old Shipper's Delight, as the 
knob or button at the blossom end has been bred out, and it is also 
increased in size, at the same time keeping its earliness. It is very 
attractive in appearance, slightly flattened at the poles and well netted. 
It has fine shipping qualities, the flesh being verj' thick at the ends, 
thus preventing the melons becoming soft while being shipped to 
market in baskets. The flesh is green, thick and of delicious flavor. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 30 cts., lb. Si. 


Wanting to purchase seeds in large quantities should 
write for special prices. Although I have made prices very 
low in this Catalogue, yet where a number of pounds or 
bushels are wanted I can frequently supply at a. lower price 
than by the smgle pound or bushel. In writing, give a list 
of quantities and varieties required, and I will return list 
promptly with lowest cash price for the lot. 

Improved Shipper's Delight SIuBkmelon 



MUSKMELONS, continued 
New Sweet Home. J'''s a very 

■ fine market or 

family melon. As shown in tlie illustration, 
it is oblong in shape, very beautifully netted, 
thick green flesh, and of delicious flavor. 
The melons run medium to large in size and 
•exceedingly uniform, and a basket of them 
makes a very handsome appearance in 
market. Pkt. 5c., oz. lOC, }i\h. 30c., lb. $1. 

McCleary's Improved Jenny 

Liind Many markets demand a small, 

■ ' sweet melon, and in this strain of 

Jenny Lind I have one that is uniform ; good 
size and remarkably early, being the earliest 
Muskmelon grown. The melon grows very 
•even and regular in size. The vine is strong 
.and healthy, branching freely and setting a 
large number of the fruit close to the hill. I 
unhesitatingly recommend this strain of 
Jenny Lind to my market-garden customers, 
who want this character of melon. Pkt. 5 
cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 35 cts., lb. $1.25. 

I'Jp Tod. This is a fine melon, of attrac- 
111 five appearance, always sell- 
ing quickly in the markets. It is a yellow-fleshed sort, medium to large size, and in flavor sweet, juicy and delicious. The flesh is firm and 
edible almost to the rind. It is one of the very best yellow-fleshed sorts offered for home use or for market. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 30 
cts., lb. $1. 

New Sweet Home Muskmelon (Green-fleshed) 

A Select List of Muskmelons or Cantaloupes 

All varieties In regular large-slznd packets, at 5 ots. each per packet. When ordered by express, deduct lO cts. per pound 


STOKES' STANDARD MUSKMELON. See page 10. Pkt. 5c., 

oz. 10 cts., ,'4 lb. 30 cts., lb. $1. 
Selected Netted Rock. Novelty. See page 5. 
Netted Beauty. Very early; productive; densely netted; free 

from ribs. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 90 cts. 
Netted Gem (Golden Jenny). Very early; small, round and of 

fine flavor. Oz. 10 cts., K'b. 25 cts., lb. 90 cts. 
Early Jenny Lind. Small; light green flesh ; fine for market. 5 

lbs., by express, $4. Oz. 10 cts., }i lb. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts. 

Tip Top Muskmelon (Salmon-fleshed) 

Norfolk Button (New). Very early; thick green flesh; fine for 

market. Oz. 10 cts., %\h. 30 cts., lb. $1. 
Extra-Early Prize. Small ; rounder than Jenny Lind ; requires 

good soil. Oz. 10 cts., Xlb. 35 cts., lb. $1.10. 
New Melrose. Ten days later than Jenny Lind ; oval ; sweet green 

flesh. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 30 cts., lb. $1. 
Large Hackensack, or Turk's Cap. Large, round, flattened; 

gieen flesh. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 30 cts., lb. $1. 
New Early Hackensack. Ten days earlier than Hackensack, 

which it resembles. Oz. 15 cts., Klb. 40 cts., lb. fi.20. 
Improved Montreal Nutmeg. Large, round, netted; flesh thick 

and light green. Oz. 10 cts., K 'b. 30 cts., lb. $1. 
Long Island Beauty. The best of the Hackensack type ; very 

early; fine quality. Oz. 15 cts., ]4^h. 45 cts., lb. $1.40. 
Cannon Ball. Round ; medium size ; heavily netted ; green flesh ; 

fine shipper. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 35 cts., lb. $1.10. 
Bay View. Very prolific, and of good size; oblong; green flesh; 

late. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 90 cts. 
Acme, or Baltimore. Early, oblong, pointed ; light green flesh; 

a fine shipper. Oz. 10 cts., ]4\h. 25 cts., lb. 90 cts. 
Anne Arundel. Large, oblong, thick green flesh. Oz. 10 cts., KIb. 

25 cts., lb. 90 cts. 

Green-fleshed Osage. Very hardy, prolific; globe-shaped; lus- 
ciously sweet. Oz. 10 cts., 5<Ib. 25 cts., lb. $1. 


STOKES' STANDARD MUSKMELON. See page 10. Oz. loc, 
%\h. 35 cts., lb. $1.25. 

The Grand. Novelty. See page 4. 

Yellow-meated Japan. Novelty. See page 5. 

Emerald Gem. Small, early, productive; sweet salmon flesh; 
smooth skin. Oz. 15 cts., Klb. 45 cts., lb. $1.50. 

Paul Rose, or Petoskey. Salmon flesh, very thick, firm and de- 
licious. Oz. 10 cts., %\h. 30 cts., lb. $1. 

Red-fleshed Osage, or Miller Cream. Medium size ; globe- 
shaped : very sweet. Oz. 10 cts., J| lb. 30 cts., lb. . 

The Banquet. Globe-shaped ; densely netted ; dark, very rich sal- 
mon flesh. Oz. 10 cts., %\b. 35 cts., lb. $1.10. 

Banana. Very late; long, oval shape. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., '/lb. 
45 cts., lb. $1.40. 

Mango-Melon, or Vegetable Peach. For preserving. Oz. 30 
cts., 5<lb. 85 cts., lb. $3. 



Culture. — Treat the same as muskmelon, except that they should be planted 8 to lo feet apart, selecting a light, sandy soil. One 
ounce will plant about 50 hills; 4 pounds will plant one acre. 

Stokes* Hard Shell Kleckley Sweets Watermelon 

The Kleckley Sweets has long been one of our most popular melons for the home market. It has the sweetness, 
luscious flavor of the perfect melon, but unfortunately its thin and brittle rind has made it undesirable as a shipp 

In this new strain, now offered 
for the first time, there is devel- 
oped a melon with a shell hard 
enough to carry to market, having 
been carefullj- selected for a series 
of years for this result. The rind 
is not thick, but the skin is so 
hard and tough that it resists the 
jolts and jars of travel to a re- 
markable degree. The seed I 
offer has all been saved from the 
largest selected melons and should 
produce splendid results. Pkt. 
10 cts., oz. 20 cts., Klb. 50 cts., lb. 
Ji-75! by express, 5 lbs. and over, 
Jfi.50 per lb. 

the fine grain 
ing melon for 

and the 


Stokes' Hard Shell Klecklsy Sweets Watennelon 

True Dixie Watermelon 

The True Dixie is a cross between the KolbGem and old-fashioned 
Mountain Sweet, and surpasses the Kolb Gem in shipping qualities, 
and fully equals the Mountain Sweet, Kleckley and Florida Favorite 
in superior eating quality, and is ten days earlier than any of them. It 
is a long oblong in shape, with an indistinct stripe, and a fine ship- 
per. Its great productiveness is shown from the fact that it fre- 
quenly matures six to eight large melons to the vine. Pkt. 5 cts.,oz. 
10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 70 cts. 

The Bradford Watermelon 


This is a new candidate for favor as a large, fine flavored shipping 
melon. As shown in the illustration, it is oblong in shape with rather 
square ends. The skin is very dark green, with still darker stripes, 
which it is impossible to show in the photograph. The flesh re- 
sembles in texture the old Mountain Sweet, than which there was 
no finer flavored melon ever introduced ; verj- tender and yet solid 
to the heart. The flesh is dark red in color, the seeds being small 
and nearly wliite, flecked with a brown spot on each side. Under 

good cultivation they grow to very large size, frequently weighing 
from 40 to 60 pounds and commanding the very highest prices in 
any market. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Vlb. 30 cts., 
lb. $1 ; by express, 5 lbs. and over, 90 cts. per lb. 

Alabama Sweets Watermelon 

The Bradford Watermelon 

Alabama Sweets Watermelon 

This is one of the most popular Watermelons of the \\'est. South 
and Southwest, as it is very largely grown for shipping to northern 
markets, and it is one of the best melons for this portion. It makes 
a uniformly fine, large, dark green melon, very uniform in size and 
shape and a carload of them makes a very handsome appearance. 

The rind is not thick, but thick and tough enough lo stand ship- 
ping well. The flesh is of a deep rich red, melting and tender and 
without core. The seeds are small and light in color. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz-.' 10 cts., J^lb. 30 cts., lb. 90 cts.; by express, 5 ll)s. and over, 
80 cts. per lb. 

L. B. Robertson, of Adri.Tii, Micliignii, writes: "The seeds purcliaseii 
(rom you are.wiUioul e.xceplioii, llie linesl and most satisfactory ever planted 
by me." 

E. L.Smith, D.D. S., of MarlinsburR, West Virginia, writes: " Vour seeds 
are fine. I'm much jileased with the other order and results." 

G. A. Fleck, of Chester Si)r'ngs, r.i., writes : " Vour seeds are the finest 
I have ever grown." 



The Kleckley Sweets. 

Paul's Bonny Best. 

WATERMELONS, continued 

Blacll Boulder. Great shipping Melon. For this grand new 

* and distinct Watermelon we are indebted to the late 
Aaron Paul. It is enormously productive, reaching a mammoth size, with rich, 
dark green skin. It cuts equal to any market melon we have ever eaten, and its 
shipping qualities are phenomenal, no other melon equaling it in tough skin and 
rind. While it has rapidly become one of the leading melons for market, it is one 
of the best all round melons in e.xistence, and for the family garden it is also 
without a peer. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts., postpaid. 

This famous " sweetest of all " Watermelons 
has become very popular. Of superb lus- 
cious flavor, very fine-grained and tender meat. The fruits are of large size. The 
rind is very thin and brittle, splitting ahead of the knife when cutting. Pkt. 5c., 
oz. 10 cts., ]^\h. 30 cts., lb. $1. 

The Halbert Honey. This melon originated in Te-x-as The rind 

^— IS thm, and will not hold for shipping any 

great distance. It has scarcely any pulp, and is verj' melting. It is long, dark 
green, slightly ridged, blunt at both blossom and stem ends and runs from 15 to 
30 inches in length. There are earlier melons, but they cannot compete with 
this variety after it is ready for market. It uniformly demands the highest price. 
It is more productive than-any other variety we have seen, in all combining so 
many good points that we feel that it is a valuable addition to our list of melons. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., J^lb. 30 cts., lb. $1. 

The earliest Watermelon in cultivation. Origi- 
nated with the late Aaron Paul, the famous 
New Jersey melon-grower and hybridizer. In our trials in past seasons we had 
good-sized melons, plenty large for market, weighing 15 to 20 pounds each, on 
July 10, from seed planted May 9, while most other varieties could not be eaten 
until about August i. Flesh red, deliciously sweet, with but few seeds. Pkt. 
5 cts., oz. 10 cts., ^Ib. 30 cts., lb. $1. 


Largo packets of any variety, 5 cts. each. If ordered sent by express or 
freight, deduct lO cts. per lb. In 5-lb. lots and over, 15 cts. per lb. may 
be deducted. 

STOKES' STANDARD. See page 10. By mail, postpaid 
30 cts., lb. $1. 

Fordhook Early. Very earl}-; good size; medium green, 

quality. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., K'b. 25 cts., lb. 70 cts 
Dark Icing. Early, round, solid, with thin dark green skin 

ity. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., '/lb. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts. 
Light Icing, or Ice Rind. Round in form, like the above ; flesh of fine quality. 

By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts. 
Cherokee Beauty. Long, large, dark skin, striped with black. Sweet, good 

shipper. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., Klb. 35 cts., lb. Si. 20. 
Gray Monarch, or Long White Icing. Very large, long ; crimson flesh. By 

mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., J+Ib. 25 cts., lb. 70 cts. 
Triumph. Handsome, large dark green; good shipper. By mail, postpaid, 

oz. 10 cts., !^lb. 25 cts., lb. 70 cts. 
Sweet Heart. Mottled light green ; large, oval, heavy ; red flesh ; fine shipper. 

By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., K'b. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts. 

oz. 10 cts., Klb. 
red flesh of fine 
of superior qual- 

Paul's Bunny Best Watermelon 

Alabama Sweets. Long, dark green, fine flavor. (See preceding 
page.) B\- mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., Klb. 30 cts., lb. 90 cts. 

Mclver's Wonderful Sugar. Resembles old Rattlesnake, supe- 
rior in quality. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 8oc. 

Ice Cream, or Peerless. Very early; red flesh of fine quality; 
white seed. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., K'b. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts. 

Cuban Queen. Early, solid and heavy ; skin striped dark and 
light green. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., Klb, 20 cts., lb. 65 cts. 

Kolb Gem. Very large ; flesh red ; a good shipping sort ; popular 
in the South. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts. 

Blue Gem, or Iceberg. A blue Kolb Gem, better quality; desir- 
able for shipping. Bylnail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., Jiilb. 20c., lb. 65c. 

Florida Favorite. A superior strain ; large, oblong, striped ; lus- 
cious red flesli. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 65c. 

Gypsy, or Georgia Rattlesnake. Oblong, dark and striped ; 
bright red flesh. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., ^Ib. 25 cts., lb. 70c. 

Colorado Preserving Citron. Green seed. Also called Apple- 
Pie; for preserves. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20c., lb. 60c. 

Green Citron. Red seed. Round and handsome; for preserving 
only. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., }<lb. 20 cts., lb. 50 cts. 


WALTEF^ P. STOKES ^ 219 Market §treet. PHIbADELPHIA^PA. 

American Pure Culture Spawn in the Button Stage 


Mushrooms can be successfully and profitably grown during the 
-winter and spring months on greenhouse benches among other 
plants, in frames, under greenhouse benches, as well as in the open 
fields or in cellars or outhouses. They are the most profitable crop 
for the outlay that can be grown, the American market being the 
best in the world for this delicious and healthy food. 

Virgin English Milltrack Mushroom Spawn 

My celebrated English Milltrack brand (made by the best maker 
in England specially for my trade) has gained an enviable reputa- 
tion among critical growers for its uniform good quality, and can be 
thoroughly relied upon to produce a good crop of the best Mush- 
rooms. Per brick, iK lbs., 15 cts. (bricks postpaid, 25 cts.) ; 10 lbs. 
80 cts., 25 lbs. Si-So, 100 lbs. S6, 1,000 lbs. and over, 5H cts. per lb. 
(250 lbs. sold at i,ooo-Ib. rate). Directions for cultivation accompany 
•each order for spawn. 

Pure Culture Mushroom Spawn, an American 

A very superior article, made in this country from carefully se- 
lected spawn, which it is claimed is much more vigorous than the 
imported article, and will produce Mushrooms of a very superior 
quality and flavor, i brick, by mail, postpaid, 40 cts. ; by express, 
30 cts. 5 bricks, by express, $1.20, 10 bricks S2, 25 bricks 54.50, 50 
bricks $8, 100 bricks $15, 140 bricks (one case) $19.50. 

Order Falconer's Great Book, " How To Grow Mush- 
rooms." $1. 


One ounce will sow about 75 feet of drill 

Soathern Giant Curled. Highly esteemed in the South, where 
the seed is sown in tlie fall, and used in the spring as a salad. Our 
stock is the true curled leaf, and produces plants 2 feet high, 
and of Greater breadth, forming enormous bunches. Pkt. 5cts.,oz. 
:o cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 70 cts. 

New Chinese. Leaves twice the size of the ordinary White- Mus- 
tard, crimpled, like a Savoy Cabbage ; stems more succulent : flavor 
pleasantly sweet and pungent. In six weeks from the time of sow- 
ing, the leaves are eaten boiled like spinach, and the plants will 
continue to yield until frost sets in. Pkt. 5 cts. oz. 10 cts., K'b. 20 
cts., lb. 70 cts. 

White London. The old sort, used for salads and flavoring. Pkt. 

5 cts., oz. S cts., M]h. 15 cts., lb. 40 cts. 
Black or Brown. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 8 cts., Klb. 15 cts., lb. 40 cts. 


Is quite ornamental in growth and bears large spikes of flowers, 
followed by hairy seed-pods. These pods are gathered when young 
and pickled. 

Martynia Proboscidea. The best and most productive variety 
for pickling. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., K'b. 85 cts., lb. $3. 


Nasturtiums of all varieties are useful for furnishing tender seed- 
pods which make delicious pickles. The seeds for pickling should 
be gathered while green and with a portion of the stem attached. 
Pick them over and place in a jar until filled ; then cover them with 
cider-vinegar that has been brought to the boil and is still warm, to 
keep for winter use. 

TaU Yellow. The best for pickling seed-pods, or garnishing. Pkt. 

5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 'A\h. 25 cts., lb. 70 cts. 
Dwarf Mixed. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts. 


Is cultivated for its fruit-pods which are used in soups, stews, etc. 
In soups and catsup it gives body to the dish, and while at first is 
not agreeable to the taste, it is one that is easily acquired and many 
are very fond of it. It is largely used in canning with tomatoes, and 
can be dried and canned for winter use. For shipping. cut the stems 
an inch or so long, so as to prevent the wilting in transit. 

Culture.- — Sow late in the spring after the ground has become 
warm, in drills 3 feet apart, thinning out to from 9 to 12 inches apart 
in the row. For keeping, they should be picked while still small 
and tender. 

One ounce will plant 100 hills 
Kleckley's Favorite. The pods of this new Okra average 6 inches 
in length by i 'A inches, carrying the thickness well through its 
length. The under pods are exceptionally tender and fleshy. The 
plants grow 2'A to 3 feet in height and bear smooth, white pods at 
each leaf joint. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., !^lb. 25 
cts., lb. 80 cts. 

Perkins' Mammoth Long-podded. This distinct new Okra was 
originated by M. B. Perkins, a well-known New Jersey trucker, 
after many years of careful study and .selection. Its productive- 
ness is simply wonderful. The pods shoot out from the stalk 
within 3 inches of the ground, and the whole plant is covered 
with them to the extreme height of the plant. The pods are an 
intense green color, of unusual length, 8 to 9 inches, very slim, 
and do not get hard, as is the case with other Okras. It is also 
much sought after by 
canners being the best 
of all green sorts for 
canning for winter 
use. Our seed is grown 
by the originator. By 
mail, postpaid, pkt. 5 
cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 
20 cts., lb. 70 cts. ; by 
freight or express, lb. 
65 cts., 5 lbs. and over, 
60 cts. per lb. 

Lady Finger. Fine 
new variety from the 
South. Very produc- 
tive of extra long, 
slender pods of fine 
round form, white and 
smooth. If used in its 
earlj- stateof growth, it 
will be found excep- 
tionall}' tender and 
choice. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 
IOC, Klb. 20C., lb. 65c. 

Dwarf Green Prolif- 
ic, or Density. A 
distinct variety, grow- 
ing about 14 inches in 
height. \'ery produc- 
tive of fine, smooth 
pods. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 
10 cts., '/jlb. 20 cts., 
lb. 60 cts. 

White Velvet. This 
distinct and beautiful 
new Okra was origi- 
nated in Georgia. The 
pods are very large; 
perfectly smooth, 
never prickly, round, 
not ridged or s(|uare 
as in other Okras. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 
J^Ib. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. 

Perkins' Mammoth Long Green-podded 



CuLTURK. — Sow in rich, sandy soil, in drills i foot apart, as soon as the ground can be worked in the spring, at the rate of 4 to 5 pounds 
of seed to the acre ; thin out to 3 or 4 inches apart in the row, carefully keeping down the weeds. The finest Onions are produced by sow ing 
the seed in a hotbed in February or March, 
and transplanting the seedlings to the open 
ground 4 to 5 inches apart. 

For Onion sets, seed should be sown thickly 
in drills 1 foot apart, 40 pounds of seed 
to the acre. 

Stokes' Philadelphia Yellow 

Globe Danvers. confound 

with the ordinary 

Yellow Globe Danvers of other growers. 

This improved variety is pronounced by 
Onion-growers, who now grow it in prefer- 
ence to all other Onions, the very best 
strain in cultivation. It is the true Yellow 
Globe variety, large in size, uniformly per- 
fect in shape and the largest cropper, pro- 
ducing from seed 1,000 bushels to the acre 
with good cultivation. It is also the most 
reliable for bottoming, and one of the best 
keepers of all American Onions. New crop, 
pedigree-tested seed, grown from selected, 
hand-picked bulbs, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., 
Klb. 70 cts., lb. $2.50. 

Philadelphia Yellow Dutch, or 

Strasburg. Pedigree Philadelphia- 

— grown seed. The most 

popular variety for sets, grown so exten- 
sivelj' by market-gardeners around Phila- 
delphia. The sets of this variety grow 
round, plump and bright. Full-sized On- 
ions are somewhat flattened, flesh white, 
mild flavor and an excellent keeper. Skin 
bright yellow. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., K'b. 
65 cts., lb. $2.25, 5-lb. lots and over, by ex- 
press, $2.10 per lb. 

Yellow Danvers. 

Globe Danvers. It grows to good size, with 
thin yellow skin, white flesh, fine-grained 
and excellent quality. It ripens early, 
keeps well and is very productive. By 
mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., Klb. 
60 cts., lb. $2.10; by express, 5 lbs., $1.90 
per lb. 

This is a flatter 
type than the 

Philadelphia Yellow GloDe uanvers Onions 

Yellow Globe Danvers. 

This is the regular Yellow Globe Danvers On- 
ion that is sold by other seedsmen, and 

Yellow Globe Danvers Onion 

Note the difference in shape between this and my Stokes' Philadelphia Yellow 
Globe Danvers Onion, illustrated above 

slightly flatter, (see illustration) not as true a globe shape as my "Philadelphia 
Yellow Globe Danvers." It produces well-rounded bulbs about 2K inches in 
diameter. Skin a light golden yellow; flesh white, crisp and mild in flavor. 
While called a Globe Onion, it is not strictly so, but a thoroughly good and 
profitable Onion. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., Klb. 60 cts., lb. 
#2.10 ; by express, 5 lbs. $1.90 per lb. 



The eastern-grown Onion seed is superior to the western in that it makes a 
harder, better- keeping Onion. The western growers have to come East to get 
their bulbs on account of this characteristic. The seed I offer is highly bred from 
carefully selected bulbs of the true round globe variety, and will please the most 
critical trade. 

Southport Yellow Globe. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., ^Ib. 75 cts., lb. $2.75. 
Southport Red Globe. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., %\h. 75 cts., lb. I2.40. 
Southport White Globe. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 45 cts., Klb. $1.25, lb. I4.25. 


From true type. Makes fine Onions, but not quite so solid as Connecticut- 

Southport Yellow Globe. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., ^Ib. 70 cts., lb. $2.50. 

WALTER^ p. STOKES t) ^19 Market Street, PmLsADELPHIAJPA. 

Mammoth Yellow Prizetaker 

The Prizetaker Onion has now been several j-ears on the 
market, and is recognized as one of our best standard 
varieties. Rarely has any vegetable attained prominence 
more rapidly ; it succeeds everywhere— East, West, North 
and South — and whether grown for home use or for market- 
ing it gives universal satisfaction, yielding Onions often 14 
inches around and at the rate of 1,200 to 1,500 bushels per 
acre. Its immense size will recommend it to all, particu- 
larlj' when it is known that its keeping qualities are unex- 
celled. The exterior color is pale yellow, and the interior 
■ clear sparkling white. It is easily grown, medium early in 
maturing, mild in flavor. Sow the seed early in a sheltered 
spot and transplant the young plants. Pk't. 10 cts., oz. 25 
cts., Klb. 60 cts., lb. §2. 25 ; 5 lbs., by express, S10.50. 

A Select List of Other Standeurd 
American Onions 

Large packets, 10 cts. each. If ordered sent by ex- 
press or freight, deduct lO cts, per lb. In 5-lb. lots 
and over, 15 cts. per lb. may be deducted 


By mail, postpaid, oz. 30 cts., H'lb. 75 cts., 


By mail, postpaid, oz. 40 cts., '/{lb. Si. 15, lb. $4 

By mail, postpaid, oz. 30 cts., Mlb. 75 cts., 

Mammoth Yellow Prizetaker Onlonv 


page 10. 

page 10. 
page 10. 
lb. $2.60. 

Philadelphia Extra-Early Red Flat. Early. A good 
red set Onion. By mail, postpaid, oz. 20 cts., >^lb. 60 

cts., lb. $2. 

Large Red Wethersfield. The standard large red 
Onion. By mail, postpaid, oz. 25 cts., ^ lb. 70 cts., lb. $2.50. 
Michigan Yellow Globe. True globe ; rich orange ; 
suitable for muck lands. By mail, postpaid, oz. 25 cts., 
Klb. 65 cts., lb. $2.35. 

Sonthport Large Yellow Globe. Very deep globe. Crop short. By mail, postpaid, oz. 25 cts., Klb. 70 cts., lb. $2.50. 
Southport Large White Globe. Very large, solid and handsome; deep globe. By mail, postpaid, oz. 45 cts., K'b. Si. 25, lb. &4..25. 
Soathport Large Red Globe. Matures late ; a splendid keeper; of fine quality. By mail, postpaid, oz. 25 cts., Jilb. 75 cts., lb. $2.40. 
Ohio YeUow Globe. Two weeks earliers than Southport. By mail, postpaid, oz. 25 cts., Klb. 65 cts., lb. 1:2.25. 

Golden Ball. \'ery deep globe ; skin rich golden yellow ; fine keeper; superior. By mail, postpaid, oz. 30 cts., Klb. 75 cts., lb. S2.75. 
American Extra-Early Pearl. Earliest of all white Onions; very large. By mail, postpaid, oz. 20 cts., K'b. 55 cts., lb. $1.75. 
Philadelphia White Silver-Skin, or Portugal. Best white Onion for sets. By mail, postpaid, oz. 30 cts., Klb. 90 cts., lb. $3. 
Ivory Ball. Perfectly round, pure white skin and flesh; best of keepers. By mail, postpaid, oz. 50 cts., Mlb. Si.35. lb. $5. 
White Bunch. Very early ; one of the best for bunching in a green state. By mail, postpaid, oz. 30 cts., Klb. 75 cts., lb. $2.75. 

Giant Rocca. Very large globe Italian; reddish brown skin. By mail, postpaid, oz. 20 cts., Klb. 55 cts., lb. Si. 75. 
Red Bermuda. Very early; genuine Teneriffe seed; freshly imported. By 

mail, postpaid, oz. 25 cts., l{\h. 70 cts., lb. $2.25. 
White Bermuda. Freshly imported from Island of Teneriffe ; genuine seed. 

By mail, postpaid, oz. 25 cts., %\b. 70 cts., lb. S2.50. 
White Queen. \'ery early; grows rapidly; mild; remarkable keeper. By 

mail, postpaid, oz. 20 cts., Klb. 50 cts., lb. $1.65. 
Hard Round Silver-Skin. The best for pickling; uniform, small, round 

bulbs. By mail, postpaid, oz. 25 cts., M]b. 70 cts., lb. $2.25. 
White Adriatic Barletta. Neatest and smallest ; valuable for pickling. By 

mail, postpaid, oz. 20 cts., M\h. 50 cts., lb. $1.65. 
Mammoth Silver King. Handsome flat Onion ; reaching enormous size. 

By mail, postpaid, oz. 20 cts., Klb. 60 cts., lb. $2. 


Philadelphia-grown Onion sets are the best in the world. They are hard 
and solid, good keepers and are sold by the measured bushel and not by the 
pound rate, as sold in some other markets. Prices vary with the market 
— probably this year from $3 to $4 per bushel. Write us for prices in bushel 
and barrel lots. 

Yellow, Red, or White Sets. Qt. 30 cts., by mail, postpaid. 
Potato and White Multiplier Sets. Qt. 35 cts., by mail, postpaid. 



Philadelphia White Silver-Skin Onions 

lir§lP^^\ <S^^ SEEDa^ 1 VEGETABLE .§EEDS 


Culture. — Soak the seeds a few hours in lukewarm water and 
sow early in the spring. Sow in rows i foot apart, thinning the plants 
out to 4 inches apart in the row. To preserve in winter, transplant 
to a light cellar or coldframe. 

One ounce will sow 150 feet of row 

STOKES' STANDARD, (See page lo.) Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 

Klb. 30 cts., lb. $1, by mail, postpaid. 
Hurst's Superb Dwarf Garnishing. Novelty. See page 7. 

Market-Gardener's Best. P'^nt very robust, and is greatly 

improved by severe cutting. 

The leaves are large and beautifully curled and of a very dark green. 
It stands heat, drought and cold, and yields well. It is an excellent 
Parsley for either the market or family garden. By mail, postpaid, 
pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 30 cts., lb. $1 ; by express or freight, lb. 
90 cts., 5 lbs. $4.25. 

Champion Moss Curled. E.xtra dark green. Leaves crimped and 

curled, giving a most beautiful decorative appearance. Pkt. 5 cts., 

oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 70 cts. 
Emerald, or Dwarf Extra Curled. Leaves tender, beautifully 

crimped; handsome, bright green color; very ornamental. Pkt. 5 

cts., oz. 10 cts., }i\b. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts. 

Extra-Double Curled. An old curled variety for garnishing. Pkt. 
5 cts., oz. 10 cts., %'lb. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts. 

Plain, or Single. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., ]4\h. 20 cts., lb. 55 cts. 
Hamburg Turnip-rooted. Fleshy vegetable roots, for soups, 
etc. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., "4 lb. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts. 


Culture. — Becareful 
not to sow until the 
ground is warm, or the 
seed will rot, sowing in 
rich soil in drills 18 inches 
apart, thinning to 6 to 8 
inches apart in the row. 
All root crops require 
that the ground shall be 
well and deeply dug or 

One ounce will bow about 
200 feet of drill; 6 lbs. 
will sow an acre. 

DARD. See page 10. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 
Klb. 30 cts., lb. 70c. 

Stokes' Ideal Hol- 

low Crown, a great 

— ^— — 1 y 1 m - 

proved and wonderfully 
fine strain of true Hol- 
low Crown Parsnip. 
The roots do not grow 
as long as the old Hollow 
Crown variety, are of 
larger diameter and 
more easily gathered. It 
is a very heavy cropper. 
The roots are smooth, 
flesh fine-grained and of 
excellent quality. By 
mail, postpaid, pkt. 5 
cts., oz. 10 cts., }{\h. 20 
cts., lb. 70 cts.; by ex- 
press, lb. 65 cts., 5 lbs. 
and over, 60 cts. per lb. 

Large Sugar, or Long 
Smooth Hollow 
Crown. Well-known 
old standard sort. Pkt. 
5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 
15 cts., lb. 55 cts. 

Stokes' Ideal Hollow Crown Parsnip 

Ruby King Pepper 

Chinese Giant Pepper 


Culture. — Sow in hotbeds in March, transplanting when soil out- 
side is warm, in rows 2'4 feet apart and 18 inches apart in the row. 
One ounce of seed will sow 300 feet of row 

STOKES' STANDARD. See page 11. Pkt. lOc, oz. 55 cts., U\h. 

Si. 50, lb. S5.50. 
NEW TOMATO. Novelty. See page 7. 

NEW NEAPOLITAN. The plants are very vigorous and stocky,, 
and are completely laden with fruits measuring 4 inches in length. 
The Peppers grow upright until by their weight they turn down. 
The flesh is quite thick and bright red in color, sweet and very 
mild. Carry well and command top market prices. Two weeks- 
earlier than Bull Nose. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 40c., J^lb. $1.10, lb. $4. 

GOLDEN NEAPOLITAN. This is exactly the same as the New- 
Neapolitan Pepper, described above, but is of a beautiful golden 
yellow color when ripe. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 45 cts., Klb. $1.35. 

NEW RUBY GIANT. This beautiful Pepper is a cross between' 
the Ruby King and the Chinese Giant. The Chinese Giant is the 
largest of all Peppers, but is rough and ungainly in shape ; whereas, 
the New Ruby Giant, while quite as large round as the Chinese 
Giant, has the ideal shape of the Ruby King, being longer than the- 
Chinese Giant, and much larger round than the Ruby King. The- 
plants are vigorous in growth, stocky in habit, are well branched' 
and thickly set with the beautiful enormous fruits. The flesh i.s- 
mild and sweet as an apple, making a good salad sliced andi 
served with tomatoes. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 55 cts., Klb. $1.50, lb. $5.50. 

CHINESE GIANT. This is the largest of all Peppers, but is apt to- 
grow rough in shape. It is usually divided into four or more large 
ridges, and is indented at the blossom end. It is the latest of alt 
Peppers in maturing. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 55 cts., ^Ib. $1.50, lb. $5.50. 

RUBY KING. Grows to double the size of Bull Nose. The fruits- 
are 5 to 6 inches long, by about 3^ inches through. They are 
bright red, remarkably mild and pleasant in flavor, having no fiery 
taste. Single plants ripen from eight to ten fruits. The most popu- 
lar red Pepper. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 40 cts., Klb. Si. 25, lb. $4. 

MAMMOTH GOLDEN QUEEN. Originated on our own grounds,^ 
where we first found a single plant growing in a large field of Ruby 
King some years ago. They grow from fifteen to twenty perfect 
fruits on a plant, from 8 to 10 inches long and 4 to 5 inches through. 
Color bright golden yellow, and so mild they can be eaten like 
tomatoes. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., Klb. 85 cts., lb. $3. 

The following Peppers, 10 cts. per packet 

Bell, or Bull Nose. Large, mild. Oz. 35 cts., Klb. $1, lb. $3.50. 
Long Red Cayenne. True, hot. Oz. 25 cts., Klb. 70 cts., lb. $2.50. 
True Red Chili. Very hot. Oz. 25 cts., Klb. 75 cts., lb. $2.75. 
Tabasco. Small, very hot. Pkt. 15 cts., oz. 45 cts., Klb. fi.25. 
Cherry Red. Small, for pickles. Oz. 25 cts., Klb. 65 cts., lb. $2.25. 


Culture. — Plant in May in drills 3 feet apart, placing the nuts 8^ 
to 12 inches apart in the drill. Cultivate flat and keep clean. It re- 
quires 15 to 20 pounds of shelled nuts, or i bushel (22 pounds) of the 
unshelled Peanuts, to plant an acre. Plant either way, but be care- 
ful not to break the skin or coating on the nut if unshelled. 
SELECTED VIRGINIA. A fine productive strain, selected espe- 
cially for seed purposes. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., pt. 25 cts.; 
by freight or express, qt. 25 cts., pk. 75 cts., bus. $2.50. 
SPANISH. Thin-shelled nuts, smaller in size than the Virginia, 
but fill the shell more compactly, of excellent flavor and desirable 
for the northern states on account of their earliness. Largely used 
in the South as a forage and fattening crop. Price same as Virginia. 


WALTER^ p. STOKES [j 219 Market Street. PHIbADELPHIA PA. 

The Best Northern-Grown 
Seed Peas 

Culture. — Sow as earlj- as the ground can be worked and again everj- ten days or 
two weeks for succession. They can be sown as late as the 20th of August for the last sow- 
ings, using the Extra- Earlies. Sow in rows about 4 feet apart and i inch apart in the row, 
and 3 to 4 inches deep. 

One quart will plant ICO feet of drill, 1% to 2 bushels will plant an acre 

Thomas Laxton Pea and Gradus Pea 

These two Peas have bounded into popularity and have made an immense amount of 
money for market growers all over the country. They are both very remarkable Peas and 
are so nearly alike in their characteristics and quality- that I show them together in order 
that you may see just what the differenence in the two is. They are very early (almost as 
early as the Extra- Early types), ver3' large-podded wrinkled peas, growing vigorously, with 
vines 2K feet high. It is astonishing that peas with such fine large pods should be so early 
in maturing. 

As will be seen from the two opposite photographs, the Thomas Laxton Pea is rather 
shorter in the pod and blunt ended, but you will notice it has the larger number of peas in 
the pod. The Gradus, on the other hand, makes a larger pod, thus filling the basket more 
quickh", but has not quite as vigorous a vine as the Thomas Laxton. Both varieties have 
their champions. I think, on the whole, the Thomas Laxton Pea, owing to its greater vigor, 
is the more profitable one of the two. Price 
of the Thomas Laxton is, by mail, postpaid 
pkt. 10 cts., qt. 45 cts.; by express or freight 
pk. Si. 85, bus. $7. The Gradus, b}^ mail, 
postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., qt. 45 cts. ; by express 
or freight, pk. $1.90, bus. $7.25. 

Gradus Pea 

Stokes' Early Epicure 

This new Pea, in color of foliage, habit 
of plant, and size and shape of the pods, 
somewhat resembles the Premium Gem ; 
but it grows a little taller, is very much 
more prolific and hardy, and the quality is 
simply delicious. The pods are well filled to 
the tip. It is an enormous cropper, producing 
fully fifty per cent more than the McLean's 
or Premium Gem, and of the finest quality. I predict for the Stokes' Early Epicure Pea, 
when it becomes once introduced, that it will largely take the place of the Peas of the Gem 
class, as it has every good quality that they possess and will produce almost double the crop. 
By mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., pt. 25 cts., qt. 45 cts.; by express, qt. 30c., pk. $1.75, bus. $6.75. 

New Prolific Early Market 

This fine new Pea is three or four days later in maturing than Stokes' New Record 
Extra-Early, but it has a record of producing from thirty to fifty per cent more peas than 
any other early variety. The pods are from 25 to 50 per cent longer than the usual Extra- 
Early. The seed resembles the seed of the Extra-Early sorts, but is somewhat wrinkled. By 
mail, postpaid, pkt. loc, pt. 25c., qt. 40c.; by express, qt. 25c., Kpk. 85c., pk. $1.50, bus. $5.50. 

Sutton's Excelsior 

New. The great merit of this new Pea lies in the fact that in it we have an early dwarf 
wrinkled Pea in the front rank for earliness, yet with much larger, handsomer pods than any 
dwarf wrhikled Pea yet introduced. It is similar in habit of growth to Nott's Excelsior, 
which is one 01 the most popular dwarf wrinkled Peas, but has a much larger pod than 
Nott's. It takes the place in the Extra-Early class that is now so acceptably filled by Strata- 
gem and Telephone in the later sorts. It grows to a height of about 12 to 14 inches, showing 
a great abundance of its long, broad, straight pods of a pale green color. By mail, postpaid, 
pkt. 10 cts., qt. 45 cts. ; by express, qt. 30 cts., pk. $1.70, bus. $6.25. 


Thomas Laxton Pea 

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Each of the following, lOc. per large packet, postpaid. We furnish one-half pecks at peck rates, o 

Those marked with a ( ■) are wrinkled varieties Height in By mail, 

ne-half bushels at bushel rates 


Stokes' New Record Ejctra-Early. The very earliest, most vigorous, uniform and productive; 

Stokes' Eztra-Early. The popular fine standard 

Alaska. The earliest and most popular blue Pea 

New Large-podded Alaska. As early as Alaska, with pods and peas almost double the size, more 
vigorous and productive ; a great acquisition 

First and Best. Very early ; popular for market and shipping 

Philadelphia Extra-Early, Dan O'Rourke, Hancock. Each 

'■"Gregory's Surprise (Eclipse). Earliest wrinkled variety 

'■Nott's Excelsior. An improvement on American Wonder 

'American Wonder. Well known and very popular 

'■McLean's Little Gem. Very prolific; a garden favorite 

'Extra-Early Premium Gem. Long, well-filled, prolific pods 




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•'McLean's Advancer. Fine standard sort ; 
'•Abundance. Long, round, well-filled pods ; 
'Horsford's Market-Garden. Style of Ad\ 
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Each variety In large packets, at 6 cts. each 


■*Duke of Albany (American Champion). Immense pods 4 

^Improved Stratagem. Large, full pods; quality fine. 2 feet high. 

By mail, postpaid, pt. 25 cts., qt. 45 cts. ; by express or freight, 

qt. 30 cts., pk. $1.75, bus. $6.50. 
Long Island Mammoth, or Telegraph. Large pods and peas. 

3^^ feet high. By mail, postpaid, pt. 25 cts., qt. 40 cts.; by ex- 
press or freight, qt. 25 cts., pk. $1.40, bus. $5.25. 
•Telephone. Enormous pods and peas of first quality; prolific. 

\A feet high. Bj' mail, postpaid, pt. 25 cts., qt. 45 cts.; by ex- . 

press or freight, qt. 30 cts., pk. $1.85, bus. $7. 
Carter's Daisy, or Dwarf Telephone. Cross of Stratagem 

on Telephone. Very productive. Pods long and well filled, i !4 

feet high. By mail, postpaid, pt. 25 cts., qt. 45 cts. ; by express 

or freight, qt. 30 cts., pk. $2, bus. $7.50. 
Pride of the Market. Our greatly improved uniform strain. iK 

feet high. By mail, postpaid, pt. 20 cts., cjt. 40 cts. ; by express or 

freight, qt. 25 cts., pk. $1.50, bus. $5.75. 
^Champion of England. Well-known standard variety. 5 feet 

high. By mail, postpaid, pt. 25 cts., qt. 40 cts.; by express or 

freight, qt. 25 cts., pk. $1.25, bus. $4.50. 
*Bliss' Everbearing. Peculiar branching vine ; peas large. 2 feet 

high. By mail, postpaid, pt. 25 cts., qt. 40 cts. ; by express or 

freight, qt. 25 cts., pk. $1.35, bus. $5. 
*Yorkshire Hero. A spreading variety; very productive. 3 feet 

high. By mail, postpaid, pt. 25 cts., qt. 40 cts. ; by express or 

freight, qt. 25 cts., pk. I1.35, bus. $5. 
Blue Imperial. A productive market-garden summer favorite. 

2!4 feet high. By mail, postpaid, pt. 25 cts., qt. 40 cts. ; by express 

or freight, qt. 25 cts., pk. $1.15, bus. $4.25. 
Royal Dwarf White Marrowfat. A favorite for market. 2V2 

feet high. By mail, postpaid, pt. 20 cts., qt. 35 cts. ; by express or 

freight, qt. 20 cts., pk. 85 cts., bus. $3. 
Canada Field. Grown with oats for fodder, also for pigeons. 5 

feet high. By mail, postpaid, pt. 15 cts., qt. 25 cts.; by express 

or freight, qt. 10 cts., pk. 50 cts., bus. $1.65. 
Dwarf Sugar. Extra fine; pods used same as Snap Beans. iK 

feet high. By mail, postpaid, pt. 25 cts., qt. 45 cts.; by express 

or freight, qt. 30 cts., pk. $1.75, bus. $6.50. 
TaU Melting Sugar. One of the best ; large, broad pods. 5 feet 

high. By mail, postpaid, pt. 30 cts., qt. 50 cts. ; by express or 

freight, qt. 35 cts., pk. $2.25, bus. $8. 
Mammoth-podded Prolific Sugar. Largest and best of the 

edible-jjodded sorts; broad, flesliy, tender pods. 3 feet high, 

By mail, postpaid, pt. 45 cts., qt. 75 cts.; by express or freight. 

qt. 60 cts., pk. S3. 50, bus. $12. 




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where it is universally acknowledged the best Seed Potatoes are raised, 
of Holton and Aroostook alone. Farmers and truckers in tlie middle and 
southern states should renew their Seed Potatoes at least every two 
years, as by doing so they will realize the advantage of early maturity 
and productiveness. All orders accompanied by cash will be ac- 
knowledged promptly and the Potatoes forwarded as soon as the 
weather permits. Potatoes are packed in barrels or shipped in sacks 
containing 165 lbs. net. 

Culture. — Potatoes can be planted whole, but the usual practice 
is to cut them into pieces, one eye to each piece. Plant as early as 
the ground can be made ready, in rows 3 feet apart, setting them i 
foot apart in the rows. To prevent the ravages of the potato-bug, the 
vines should be dusted with Paris green mixed with about eighty 
parts of plaster; or mi.\- the Paris green in water, one small table- 
spoonful to a bucket, and apply with a whisk-broom. 

Ten bushels of potatoes will plant an acre 

All of the Seed Potatoes I sell are grown in the state of Maine, 
and thousands of carloads are shipped every year from the counties 

Maine-grown Seed Potato 

Change Your Seed 

There is profit as well as satisfaction in planting this Maine- 
grown seed. Not only is it pure, but the additional yield to be se- 
cured from a change of seed, ought, every time, fully to repay you for 
the seed itself. 


The following are the varieties that I can offer, and on which I will 
beglad to make you my lot quotations when advised as to the quantitj- 
you require : Bliss Trinmph, Pride of the Sonth or White 
^Bliss, Houlton, Early Rose, Beauty of Hebron, Early Thor- 
oughbred, Crown Jewel, Early Ohio, Noroton Beauty, Irish 
Cobbler, Green Mountain, Rural New Yorker No. 2, Bur- 
bank, State of Maine, Carman No. 1 and No. 3 and Gold 

New Leaflet — Essays on Important Vegetables and Flowers 

Although cultural directions are given in this Catalogue, I have prepared a series of essays giving fuller instructions on the topics 
given tjelow. These will be sent free to all purchasers of Stokes seed when asked for with their seed orders. 


Asparagrus, Cabbage and Cauliflower, Celery, Hotbeds and 
Coldframes, Lawns, Lettuce, Muskmelons and Watermelons, 
Mushroom Culture, Onions, Tomatoes, The Vegetable Garden, 
Vegetables under Glass. 


Annuals from Seed, Asters, Bulbs, Canna, Dahlia, Ferns, 
Gladiolus, Hardy Perennials, Lily Cultxire for Greenhouse and 
Garden, The Pansy, Rose Culture, The Sweet Pea. 

Books for the Farm and Garden 


Alfalfa. Its uses and how to o^row it. F. D. Coburn. 50 cts. 

Clovers and How to Grow Them. Thomas Shaw. A practical treatise 
giving full information on this important topic. 337 pages. $1. 

Truck Farming in the South. A. Oemler. A practical treatise by a 
successful grower. $1. 

Soiling-Crops and the Silo. Thomas Shaw. The newest and most val- 
uable book for the dairyman by a man who knows. 364 pages. $1.50. 

Bommer's Method of Making Manures. 86 pages. Paper. 25 cts, 

Ajiparagus. All about it. F. M. Hexanier. 50 cts. 

Bean Culture. G. S. Sevey. All about it by a man who knows beans. 50c. 
Broom Com and Brooms. Cloth. 50 cts. 

Cabl<age and Cauliflower. How to grow them. Gregory. 30 cts. 

Cele''v Culture. A practical guide. 150 pages. Cloth, sects. 

Market-Gardening, Success in. W. W Rawson. $1. 

Mushrooms. How to grow them. \V. Falconer. $1. 

Mushroom Culture. American Spawn Company. 35 cts. 

New Onion Culture. T. Greiner. 50 cts. 

Onions. How to raise them profitably. 20 cts. 

The Potato. S. Fraser. A standard work. 200 pages. 75 cts. 

Sqiuashes. How to grow them. Tjregory. 30 cts. 

Sweet Potato Culture. Fitz. 50 cts. 

The Forcing Book. Professor Bailey. Vegetables under glass. Si. 
Tomato Culture. W.W.Tracy. The whole story written by an expert. 50c. 


liittle Chicks. Just out. .A treatise on the successful care of chicks by both 

natural and artificial methods. Boyer. sects. 
Biggie Pomltry Book. 50 cts. j The five Biggie books here mentioned 
Biggie Cow Book. 50 cts. I are all finely illustrated. All up-to- 
Biggle Swme Book, sects. 1 . . . ,1 j . . i 

Biggie Horse Book, sects. date modern methods concentrated 

Biggie Pet Book. 50 cts. j and recorded for the benefit of man. 

On Poultry and Live Stock, continued 
Profitable Poultry Farming. M. K. Boyer. 25 cts. 
Farm-Poultry Doctor. Dr. X. W. Sanborn. s<; cts. 
Low-Cost Poultry Houses. Illustrated. 25 cts. 
500 Questions and Answers on Poultry Topics. 25 cts. 
A Living from Poultry. M. K. Boyer. 25 cts. 
Capons for Profit. 1. Greiner. sects. 

Winter Eggs. How to get them. John H. Robinson. 2S cts. 
Egg Record and Account Book. 2s ds. 
Successful Pigeon Raising. F, B. Price, Jr. sects. 
Practical Pigeon Keeper. Illustrated. Wright, ^ 
Money in Squabs. Brinton. 50 cts. 

American Standard of Perfection. A complete description of all the 
recognized breeds of fowls. 51,50. 

Duck Culture. Rankin, sects. 

Training of Shepherd Dogs. Wilkham. 50 cts. 

The Collie: Its History, Points and Breeding. Dalziel. fi. 

An Egg Farm, or the Management of Poultry in Largo Num- 
bers. H.H.Stoddard, $t. 

The Rabbit. W, N. Richardson. 25 cts, 

A B C of Bee Culture. A, I, Root. 


Biggie Berry Book. 5° c's. 

Dwarf Fruit Trees. F, .A. Waugh, so ^^ts. 

The Practical Fruit Grower. S. T. Maynard. so cts. 

Strawberry Culturist. .A S Fuller. 2=; cts. 

Spraying Crops. When and How. so cts, 


A Woman's Hardy Garden. Mrs. Ely. $1.75- 
Practical Floriculture. I'or florists. Henderson. $1.50. 
The Rose. S.uniiel \S. P.irsons. Ji. 

How to Destroy Insects on Plants and Flowers. 23 cts. 
Home Floriculture. Kben K. Kexford. $1. 





Culture. — Seeds maybe planted in the middle of the spring among field corn, in hills 
8 to 10 feet apart or over, four seeds in a l^ill. Avoid planting them near melon or squash 
vines, as they mix. 

One pound will plant 200 to 300 hills ; 4 to 6 pounds will plant an acre 
King of the Mammoths 

The fruits of this remarkable Pumpkin grow to an enormous size, frequently reaching 
2 to 3 feet in diameter, and from 150 to 300 pounds in weight. The skin is a salmon-orange 
color, with very thick, bright yellow flesh, which is fine-grained and tender and of excel- 
lent quality for pies. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., KIb. 45 cts., lb. $1.40. 

Mammoth Golden Cashaw 

This Pumpkin grows to an immense size, as shown in the illustration, and a field of 
them is a very pretty sight with their great hooks lying around in the greatest profusion. 
They are rich, dark golden yellow in color, thick-meated, fine-fleshed, excellent for feed- 
ing stock or for pies. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., K'b. 25 cts., lb. 85 cts. 

Large Sweet Cheese 

This is one of the best varieties for family use. It has large, round, flattened fruits, 
with a creamy buff skin, averaging 20 inches to 2 feet in diameter. It is an excellent 

keeper, with thick 

Mammoth Golden Cashaw Pumpkin 
flesh of fine quality. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., K'b. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts. 

King of the Mammoth Pumpkin and 

Big Tom 

This is the Pumpkin that is grown most largely b}' canners for can- 
ning for pies. It is enormously prolific and grows very large ; the 
skin and flesh are of a deep, rich orange color. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 8 cts 
^Ib. 15 cts., lb. 40 cts. 

A Select List of Standard Sorts 

1 pound will plant 200 to 250 hills; 4 to 6 pounds will plant 1 acre 

Large packets, 5 cts. each. Deduct lO cts. per lb. If ordered 
by express or freight 

mail, postpaid, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., >2lb. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts. 

Cashaw, or Crook Neck, The old standard and popular Crook 
Neck Cashaw. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts. 

Improved Green - striped Cashaw. Improvement on White 
Cashaw; green- and white-striped, flesh rich yellow, solid, fine- 
grained, verv thick, sweet. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., J^lb. 25c., 
lb. 85 cts. 

Nantucket Sugar, or Negro. A New England variety with dark 
green skin. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., KIb. 25 cts., lb. 85 cts. 

Small Sugar. Early, prolific and very sweet; orange color; fine 
keeper. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., '/{lb. 20 cts., lb. 70 cts. 

Tennessee Sweet Potato. Bell-shaped white flesh, very thick and 
sweet. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 85 cts. 

New Winter Luxury. Golden yellow, finely netted, shape round; 
flesh verj- rich, unequaled as a winter keeper and cooking variety. 
By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts. 

Quaker Pie. Shape nearly oval. Cream-colored skin and flesh; 
fine quality. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 85 cts. 

Common Yellow, or Connecticut Field. Ver}- productive ; grown 
largel}' for feeding stock. By mail, postpaid, oz. 8 cts., %\h. 15c., 
lb. 40 cts. ; by express or freight, 10 lbs. $2.50, bus. of 25 lbs. $5. 

Calhoun. Nearly round, somewhat flattened on the ends; skin 
creamy brown ; flesh deep salmon-yellow, thick, fine-grained, ex- 
cellent for pies. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 
75 cts. 

Dr. Richard Bartlett Oleson, of Lombard, 111., writes: " For 
the first time I planted some of your "Standard Early" Peas and have 
been greatly pleased with the results. Planted them June 17 and the}- 
furnished Peas August i — 45 days. Forty-five days from planting is 
the quickest time yet on any variety of green Peas I have ever sown, 
and I am correspondingly pleased." 

Large Sweet Cheese Pumpkin 


WALTEP^ p. STOKES 219 Market ^eet, PHIbADELPHIA, PA. j 



In order to produce these early sorts, with crisp, tender flesh, 
grow them quickly in rich, loose soil and gather before reaching 
full size. Frequent plantings should be made for succession. 
One ounce of seed will sow 100 feet of drill ; 9 lbs. will sow an acre 


All varieties of Radish at 5 cts. per packet 

Stokes' Standard Crimson Ball. See page ii. By mail, post- 
paid, pkt. 5 cts., oz. lo cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 70 cts. 

Stokes* Standard White Ball. See page 11. By mail, post- 
paid, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts. 

Stokes' Earliest Round Dark Red (Scarlet Button). Small, 
extra-earlj^-, ready for use in 18 to 20 days ; skin a bright scarlet ; 
fiesh pure white, crisp, tender, mild in flavor. Well suited for 
growing under glass. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts. 

Stokes* White Marble. The quickest-growing white Radish ; 
ready for table in 16 to 18 days; turnip- shaped, measuring i 
inch in diameter by inches in depth. Snow-white, with a 
short taproot. Crisp and mild in flavor. The foliage is very 
small. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 30 cts., lb. Si. 

Stokes' Scarlet Globe. Is the important market-garden- 
ers' forcing Radish ; matures in 20 days. For forcing in green- 
houses, hotbeds or coldframes or for sowing in the open early 
in the spring, it is unequaled. Perfectly globe-shaped; rich, 
deep scarlet color ; mild, juicy, crisp and tender. Oz. 10 cts., 
Klb. 20 cts., lb. 75 cts. 

Extra-Early Scarlet Turnip. Very early, small, round. Oz. 
_io cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 55 cts.; 5 lbs. 12.25,'by express. 

Fire Ball (SVo>t pins nllra). An excellent, round, red, forcing 
variety. Oz. 10 cts., K'lb. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts. 

Scarlet Turnip, White Tip. Round, bright scarlet, with attrac- 
tive white tip ; matures in 25 days. Oz. loc, Klb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. 

Early Giant Crimson. Double the size of the ordinary turnip- 
shaped Radishes; often measuring 6 to 7 inches in circumference; 
remaining solid, firm and tender; flesh white and of mild flavor. 
The shape varies between round and oval. Adapted for either 
open ground or forcing. Oz. 10 cts., MVo. 25 cts., lb. 85 cts. 

Early Snow-White Box. This is an extra-early type of the Fel- 
ton's Model White Box. It has quite a smaller top and matures in 
from 25 to 30 days from sowing the seed. It is rather flatter in 

Stokes' Scarlet Globe Radishes 

shape and the skin and flesh are of a pure, brilliant, glistening, 
waxy white, and are most aftractive when bunched for market. 
They retain their crispness and tender flesh until the roots attain 
a large size. I recommend them as being a particularly valuable 
variety for early summer forcing. Oz. 10 cts., K lb. 25 cts., lb. 8oc. 

Felton's Model White Box. This can be used for an early forc- 
ing sort or for an early summer variety. Skin and flesh pure, waxy 
white; excellent for forcing under glass, in boxes or in the open 
ground. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts. 

Early White Turnip. Both skin and flesh white, crisp and ten- 
der. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. 


All varieties 6 cts. per packet 

Startle 20-Day Forcing (Red Rocket). Slender, oblong Radishes of bright scar- 
let : very quick growtli. Oz. 10 cts., K'b. 23 cts.. lb. 85 cts. 

White Rocket, Earliest Half -long White. Very handsome. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 
25 cts., lb. 90 cts. 

Scarlet Olive-shaped. Small, very early, olive-shaped Radish. Rich, brilliant 

color. Oz. 10 cts., K lb. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts. 
Early White Olive-shaped. Quite early, white flesh and skin; crisp and of mild 

flavor. Oz. 10 cts., K lb. 20 cts., lb. 70 cts. 
French Breakfast. Bright carmine color, with clear white, rich lower portion ; very 

tender and mild. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. 


All varieties 6 cts. per packet 

Stokes' Standard Long White. Seepage 11. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. :octs., Klb- 25 cts., 

lb. 90 cts. 

White Icicle. .■X fine, long, pure w liite and very early sort, ready in 20 to 25 days 

after planting. Its transparent white skui makes it a very attractive market and 

table varietv. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., llj. Sects. 
Half-Long Deep Scarlet. Wry popular in southern markets. Scarlet color, flesh 

pure white. O/.. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts. 
Philadelphia Gardeners' Long Scarlet. .-^ great improvement over the old long 

scarlet, sliort tup, earlier, better shape and color. Fine kee]5er. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 

20 cts., lb. 65 cts. 

Cincinnati Market. Of the long scarlet type; deeper in color, straight and smooth. 

Oz. 10 cts., K 11>. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. 
The Comet. .A new French sort; a very early, long white Radish, coming in 20 days 

from time of sowing, remaining in use longer than any other extra-early variety. 

Oz. 10 cts.. ',1b. 2S cts , lb. 90 cts. 
Long Brightest Scarlet (white-tipped). A new French sort of long, scarlet-tipiKd 

white Radishes. Oz. 10 cts., Kll>. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts. 
Wood's Early Frame. .An extra-early strain of long scarlet. Best long Radish for 

forcing. Oz. 10 cts., K lb- 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. 




All varieties are B cts. per pkt. 
Chartier, or Shepherd. Large, long Ridish ; crimson, tipped with white. Oz. lo cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. 
Lady Finger, or Long White Vienna. One of the best long white Radishes. Oz. 10 cts., %\h. 20 cts., lb. 60c. 
New White Chartier. A white form of the well-known Chartier Radish. Matures in about six weeks after sowing 

and remains fit for use three weeks afterward. Tops short, flesh mild, crisp and tender. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., 

lb. 80 cts. 

White Strasburg. One of the most popular summer sorts. Skin and flesh pure white. Can be pulled five weeks 
from time of sowing. It remains tender and of good qualitj' a long time. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts. 

Large White Summer Turnip, or Globe. A favorite white summer variety. Oz. 10 cts., }i\h. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. 

Large Yellow Summer Turnip, or Golden Globe. Yellow skin; white flesh. For summer use. Oz. 10 cts., 
%lb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. 


All varieties at 5 cts. per pkt. 

Culture. — These should be sown after the middle of June, sowing for succession (especially of the Chinese 
varieties) until the middle of August. 

New Celestial, or White Chinese. Is the finest of 
all e.xtra large white Radishes. The roots grow to an 
immense size, averaging from 12 to 15 inches in length 
and 5 inches in diameter ; but notwithstanding its 
unusual size, the flesh is always crisp, mild and 
juicy. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 90 cts. 

New Round Scarlet China. A new variety of the 
Chinese Radish, and may be sown at all seasons; 
maturing in six or seven weeks. Its handsome, round 
shape and rich scarlet color and pure white flesh 
commend it. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 30 cts., lb. $1. 

China Rose. One of the best winter varieties. Bright 
rose color; flesh white, firm and of superior qualit\-. 
Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts. 

California Mammoth White. The largest winter 
Radish. Good qualit)'. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20c., lb. 65c. 

Half-Long Black Spanish. Intermediate in shape 
between the round and long ; flesh mild very crisp 
and sweet. One of the best of the black Radishes. 
If stored in damp sand in the cellar, will keep all 
winter. Oz. 10 cts., Hlh. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts. 

Ronnd Black Spanish. 

mans ; known as " rettig 
lb. 80 cts. 

Very popular with Ger- 
" Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts.. 

Chartier Radish 

J^lb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. 

Long Black Spanish. Black skin, white flesh. One 
of the hardiest, keeping until summer. Oz. 10 cts.. 


Culture. — Fine roots of Rhubarb can be 
grown easily from seed, which should be 
sown in a shallow drill, using one ounce to 
125 feet of drill, which will make about 1,000 
plants. When well started, thin to 10 to 12 
inches apart. In the fall or early spring they 
should be transplanted to the permanent 
bed, standing 3 feet apart in the row and 
with rows from 4 to 6 feet apart. The stalks 
should not be gathered until the plants have 
had a second full season's growth. 

If it is preferred to purchase roots, the)' can 
be had, and, if planted in good soil early in 
the spring, will make a strong growth and 
yield stalks for market the following spring, 
though it is best not to pull them until the 
second year. 

Large Victoria. An excellent cooking variety 

White Strasburg Radish 

Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., ]4ii>. 35 cts., lb. 


Half-Long Black Spanish 

Early Strawberry and Victoria. Each, by mail, postpaid, 20 cts. each, $1.50 per doz.; by express, 15 
cts. each, |i per doz., $4.50 per 100. 'Full undivided clumps, 25 cts. each, $2 per doz., $12 per 100. 


WALTER^ p. STOKES [j 219 Market Street, PHIbADELPHIA,pX 


Culture. — Sow as early as the ground can be worked in the 
■spring, in drills 12 inches apart and i inch deep, thinning out to 6 

inches in the row. Cultivate the 
same as for carrots and parsnips. 
It is perfectl}- hardy and part of 
the crop may be left in the ground 
until spring. The roots are cut in- 
to pieces 5^-inch long, boiled until 
tender, and served with drawn 
butter. They may also be mashed 
and fried. The flavor is much like 
that of an oyster. 

One ounce will sow about 60 feet 
of drill; 8 to 10 pounds to the 

Mammoth Sandwich Island. 

Grows fully double the size of 
the old Long White. The root 
is pure white, much heavier and 
thicker throughout, and notwith- 
standing their enormous size are 
much superior in quality. Pkt. 
IOC, oz. 20c., Klb. 50C., lb. $1.65. 

Wisconsin Golden (New). Fully 
as large as Sandwich Island, 
with ver J' rich light golden tinge, 
bunching up handsomely, and in 
quality rich, tender and delici- 
ous. All lovers of Salsify should 
try this new sort. Pkt. 10 cts., 
oz. 20 cts., Klb. 45 cts., lb. $1.60. 


Mammoth Sandwich Island 


See page 11. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. lo cts., K'b. 

Culture. — For early use, sow in the spring, in drills a foot apart, 
thinning out for use as greens. For fall use, sow in August ; and for 
a winter crop to be kept over until early spring, sow in September 
and October. That which is left to winter over should be covered 
with straw or leaves. 

One ounce will sow 100 feet of drill; 12 pounds will sow an acre 


15 cts., lb. 40 cts. 
Xiong Seasons, See novelties, page 6. 

New Spinach — Parisian Long-standing. J^'^,^^^.^ 

— ° — French Spm- 

ach surpasses our famous Enkhuizen Long-standing in its broad and 
Ineavy dark green leaves, which have the true Savoy appearance. It 
will stand fully two weeks longer than any other variety without 
running to seed, making it by far the most valuable for spring plant- 
ing. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 8 cts., Klb. 15 cts., lb. 40 cts.; 
'by express or freight, lb. 30 cts., 10 lbs. and over, 25 cts. per lb. 
New Victoria. Leaves verj' dark green, almost black, very thick 
and spread out flat upon the ground. It is a long-standing variety, 
but not ver)- hardy. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 8 cts., Klb. 
10 cts., lb. 30 cts.^ by express or freight, lb. 22 cts., 10 lbs. and 
over, 20 cts. per lb. 
lEnkhnizen Long-standing. Leaves round, large, thick, dark 
green. Our stock is grown in Holland. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 5 
cts., oz. 8 cts., Klb. 10 cts., lb. 30 cts.; by express or freight, lb. 22 
cts., 10 lbs. and over, 20 cts. per lb. 
American Round-seeded Savoy, or Bloomsdale. Our cele- 
brated Philadelphia stock. Popular for fall sowing. The leaves are 
large, thick, finely curled, heavy, produced in great numbers, and 
stand handling better than most other sorts. By mail, postpaid, 
pkt. 5 cts., oz. 8 cts., Klb. 15 cts., lb. 35 cts.; by express or freight, 
lb. 27 cts., 10 lbs. and over, 25 cts. per lb. 
Improved Thick-leaved Ronnd, or Viroflay. Large, thick, 
dark green leaves, very hardy, and most popular in New York 
markets, where it is the leading variety for spring and fall. By 
mail, postpaid, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 8 cts., K'b. 10 cts., lb. 30 cts.; by 
express or freight, lb. 22 cts., 10 lbs. and over, 20 cts. per lb. 
Broad-leaved, Round-seeded. Produce large, thick green leaves 
somewhat crumpled. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 8 cts., K'b. 
10 cts., lb. 30 cts. 

]. R. Lawrence, of Raynham, Mass., writes : " Seeds sent by express re- 
ceived yesterday. Have looked lliem all over and they are clean all llirous;h 
and a very handsome lot. 1 have already begun to talic of your' Standards ' 
both the seeds and the plants." 

Culture. — Sow in hills in the same manner and at the same timfe 
as cucumbers and melons, the bush varieties 3 to 4 feet apart and the 
running kinds 6 to 9 feet apart. 

One ounce will plant 20 to 40 hills ; 4 to 6 lbs. will plant an acre 
Large packets of any of the following varieties 5 cts. each 


STOKES' STANDARD SUMMER. See page 11. By mail, post- 
paid, oz. 15 cts., Klb. 35 cts., lb. ?i. 

White Bush Scallop. The well-known white Patty Pan. By mail, 
postpaid, oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 70 cts.; bj' express, 5 lbs. $3. 

Mammoth White Bush (Silver Custard). Grows to twice the 
size of above. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 70 cts. 

New Extra-Early Jersey White Bush. An improved extra- 
early strain of the old White Bush. Selected and improved by a 
New Jersey grower. Verj' productive and shows less ridge or 
scallop, containing a larger amount of flesh. By mail, postpaid, 
oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 90 cts. 

Early Golden, or Yellow Bush. Differs from White Bush only 
in orange coior. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., K'b. 20 cts., lb. 75c. 

Golden Custard. Very large Golden Yellow Bush ; fine for mar- 
ket. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts. 

Golden Summer Crookneck. Small yellow crookneck; early and 
prolific. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 75 cts. 

New Giant, or Mammoth Summer Crookneck. Large and fine 
for market. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts. 

Hubbard Squash 


STOKES' STANDARD WINTER. See page 11. By mail, post- 
paid, oz. 10 cts., K lb. 20 cts., lb. 70 cts. 

Boston Marrow. Bright orange ; skin and flesh of very superior 
quality; a splendid winter keeper and most popular for autumn 
use. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., K'b. 20 cts., lb. 70 cts. 

Golden Bronze. Beautiful new Squash. Bronze color ; flesh gol- 
den vellow ; fine for pies. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 
cts., 'lb. So cts. 

Early Prolific Orange Marrow. Earlier than Boston Marrow ; 

very productive. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. Soc. 
Hubbard. The old favorite popular winter Squash; dark green 

skin; rich flesli. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 70c. 
Red, or Golden Hubbard. A perfect type of its parent, with red 

skin. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., Klb- 25 cts., lb. 90 cts. 
Chicago Warted Hubbard. Improvement on Hubbard; skin 

heavily warted. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. S5C. 
Fordhook. Earlv. sweet and dry; also a good summer variety; 

form oblong. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., K'b. 25 cts., lb. 90 cts. 
Mammoth Chili. Tlie Jumbo of all Squashes, often weighing 200 

pounds. Pkt. 10 cts. By mail, postpaid, oz. 15 cts., Klb. 40 cts., 

lb. Si .40. 

Conrad Loos, of East Syracuse, N. Y., writes: " I received my order of 
seeds today and am much pleated with your promptness in sending them, and 
I hope they will be as good as your seeds always have been." 




No vegetable in the entire list catalogued is given more attention, nor are the strains offered more carefully looked after, than my 
Tomatoes. All of the seed offered is grown specially for seed. The crops are carefully inspected during growth ; and they can be relied 
upon to produce the finest fruit. 

Culture. — Sow in hotbeds in early spring, or the seed may be sown in shallow boxes and placed in a window. Transplant to the open 
ground when all danger of frost is past, setting the plants 3 to 4 feet apart each way. For very early use, the seed should be transplanted 
into small pots and these set out in the open ground when it is warm enough. One ounce will produce about 1,300 plants. 

Red Tomatoes 

gJJ^ JJJf g» EARIjIANA.. stokes' Special No. 10 Strain. This sterling early variety has continued to gain friends all 

* over the country, until it is now the standard early Tomato of the land and is offered in every 
prominent seedsman's catalogue. But a great deal of the stock 

r ' ■ I that is offered is not of the genuine type; and, as the original intro- 

^^^^^^^^^^^ ducer, I have carefully watched that all of its prominent advantages 

^^^tffl^H^^BH^^... of earliness, productiveness and fine smooth shape have been main- 

tained. The great advantage of the Sparks' Earliana is that the 
whole crop can be marketed before the market is glutted with other 
and later varieties, and Tomato-growers of the United States have 
realized hundreds of thousands of dollars from this remarkable variety. 
By starting your plants early you can have ripe fruit by the 15th to 
20th of June. Introducer's choicest seed, pkt. 25 cts., oz. 45 cts., Klb. 
$1.20, lb. $4.50. 

SPARKS' EARLIANA. From general crop. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 35 cts., 
Klb. $1, lb. ^3.50. 

Sparks' Earliana Tomato (Stokes' Special Strain) 


Wilson Ilhr, of 356 King Street, West Berlin, Ontario, Canada, writes : 
"Have grown plants of your Earliana Tomato, and the fruits are ahead of 
anything we have ever grown." 

Mr. John B. Day, of Bedford Station, N. Y., writes: "I have raised the 
Earliana Tomato for the past two years, and no one could say anything in its 
praise that I would not endorse." 

G. W. Bevis, Terre Haute, Ind., writes ; " I paid the rent on ten acres of 
garden ground with that little ounce of Earliana Tomato seed I got from you 
last year. It is the greatest Tomato for early money ever brought to market." 

Hknrv Bendlagh, Fort Madison, Iowa, writes : "Your Sparks' Earliana 
are the best and earliest of all Tomatoes. If we can get here a few ripe Toma- 
toes by July 4 we think we are early, but I commenced selling the Earliana 
on the 20th of June, and for 30 days thereafter kept selling them for 20 cts. 
per doz." 

C. M. Emory, Knoxville, Tenn., writes : " I am again having a good thing 
with the Earliana, though I have not got the field all to myself, as I had two 
years ago. I am now selling from five to ten bushels a day, getting from $2.50 
to $3 per bushel." 

This fine Tomato originated in Montgomery county. Pa. It is a heavy cropper, of fine 
large fruits, with a sweet flavor, about two weeks later than the Sparks' Earliana, and is 
In color it is a bright scarlet, ripening up to the stem, without cracks or green core. The 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts., Klb. 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 

S_^J»J''J'_^ ROSA. ''''^'^ variety originally came from Santa Rosa, California. It is of a mammoth sort, and yet, notwithstanding its 

great size, it is very symmetrical in shape, solid, meaty and almost seedless. Many of the fruits average from 

5 to 6 inches across and two-thirds as deep through. It is a very fine sort for the home garden, as it is enormously productive and of a fine 
flavor, medium to late in ripening. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 35 cts., Klb. $1, lb. to.50. 



recotnmended as a good medium early Tomato, 
flesh is thick, quite solid, with coinparatively few seeds 



219 Market §^eet, PHIbADELPHIA,PA. 


In regular large-sized packets, 5 cts. per packet 

Stokes' "Bonny Best Early." Is'ovelt}-. See page i. 
Livingston's Hammer. Novelty. See page 6. 
Superb Salad. Xovelt) . See page 6. 

New Stone. Very large; perfectly smooth: bright scarlet; solid; 
best for canning and most popular of all as a main-crop Tomato for 
market; extra fine strain. Bv mail, postpaid, oz. 20 cts., Klb. 60 
cts., lb. $2. 

Matchless. Large bright red fruit ; flesh very solid and free of core. 

By mail, postpaid, 02. 25 cts., }i lb. 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 
Great B. B. (Brinton's Best). Second-early and main-crop .sort. 

Deep red color uniformly even, large size, smooth and good 

keeper. Bj- mail, postpaid, oz. 30 cts., Klb. 85 cts., lb. §2.75. 
Success. Resembles the " Great B. B." Rich scarlet; handsome. 

By mail, postpaid, oz. 30 cts., ^Ib. 85 cts., lb. $2.75. 

Lorillard. Best for greenhouse forcing ; bright glossy red ; very 
.smooth and solid. By mail, postpaid, oz. 30cts., Mlb. 85 cts., lb. =3. 

Brandywine. Finest late; large, solid, smooth, bright red; pro- 
lific. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., K'b. S^ cts., lb. 53. 

Ponderosa. The largest variety in cultivation ; a monster. By 
mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 40 cts., Klb. Si. 10, lb. S4. 

Ignotnm. An early red smooth varietv. By mail, postpaid, oz. 20 
cts., J/4'Ib. 60 cts., lb. $2. 

Early Paragon. Bright red ; productive ; standard for market and 
canning. By mail, postpaid, oz. 15 cts., K\h. 45 cts.. lb. Si. 50. 

Livingston's Perfection. Early; large size; very productive; 
fine blood-red. By mail, postpaid, oz. 15 cts., U'b. 45 cts., lb. Si. 50. 

Livingston's Favorite. Large, smooth, productive; a good ship- 
per and canner. By mail, postpaid, oz. 15 cts., Jilb. socts., lb. $1.65. 

June Pink Tomatoes 


Introduced in 1906, it has borne out all that was claimed for it, and I be ieve the demand for it the com- 
ing season will be very large indeed. Many markets require a pink-skinned Tomato, and the June Pink has 
proved itself, by all odds, the very earliest and most productiv e pink-fruited Tomato e\ er introduced. It is, 
in reality, a pink Eurliana ; has the habit of growth and the plant is exactly the same as the Earliana. It is 
enormously productive, growing to set and develop good-sizcd fruits throughout the season. The seed I 
offer is of the very highest grade. In going over a field of over fi\ e acres growing for seed. I could not find 
a single plant whose fruit was off in color or any sign of roughness. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 
40 cts., }{yD. $1, lb. $3.75. 

Thcs. S. HALSBv.of Boolhwyn, Pa . writes; "The order of seeds I gave | Lulu A. Eddy, of DeKalb Junction. N. Y., writes: "The Tunc Pink 
you arrived m fii sl-cla^s condilion and are perfectly salisfaclory. Theyareall . Tomatoes I raised last year are the best Tomatoes I ever raised and the 
iine seeds. Thanking you for > our prompt sliipineiil, etc." neighbors are wild over them." 

ROBr. .M. I'.iDui.K, of Hrnia, N. J., writes; " I'lie seeds I planted last year Mr \V. B. Wh.kkk. of New Castle. Pa., writes: "I prefer the 'June 
all came up well and proved true to name. I enclose another order, for I am Pinks,' as they are the best early pink fomato I ever saw, near as solid as an 
pleased with your seeds, as they came up so well." apple, large as ' Beauty Tomatoes' and as early as the earliest." 


Giant -Fruited Acme 

A fine, large, early pink Tomato. The Acme Tomato has for years 
been the standard pink sort, but it has been grown so long that it 
has deteriorated in size. This Giant-Fruited Acme now offered has 
been carefully crossed and re-crossed for size of fruit, so that it is as 
early as the type, and because of its large, uniform, hand-sonie fruits, 
it sells readily at a much higher price than the old variety. It is an 
enormous yielder, the fruit is very solid and meaty, very early; 
almost seedless. It is a splendid variety for shipping long distances. 
Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 40 cts., Kib. $1.10, lb. $4. 

Stokes' "Pink Florida Special" 

Large, Smootb, Second-Early Fink Fruit. One of tbe best sorts 
for tbe Soutbem Shipper 

Giant-Fruited Acme Tomatoes 

This is a splendid, fine large pink or purplish red variety, which 
will become the standard of e.xcellence where extreme earliness 

is not necessary. It grows to a fine large size, very firm and solid, few seeds and enormously productive, and it continues to bear its 
large, fine fruit longer than most any other variety, holding its size well up into the last picking. The meat is unusually firm and sweet 
and it carries splendidi}'. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 40 cts., Klb. $1.10, lb. $4. 

Duke of York 

This Tomato is very popular in Florida and other southern states. It is a splendid cropper, round in shape, flesh firm, large-sized and 
of very fine flavor. Ripens its fruit more uniformly together than most other sorts; not subject to rust or blight; purplish red in color. 
By mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 40 cts., Klb., lb. $4. 

Livingston's Globe 

This is a new variety originating with the Livingstons, of Tomato fame. In shape it is notably distinct from all others, being a beautiful 
globe, which permits of a greater number of slices to be taken than is possible with the flat varieties. Fruit of large size maintained through- 
out the season; always smooth, firm-fleshed, and has very few seeds, especially in the early fruits; ripens, evenly, through and through: 
a fine glossy rose in color, tinged with purple; very productive, the plant is always loaded with fruit, having joints at frequent intervals 
with large clusters of from three to seven fruits. Especially adapted to slicing, as the flavor is very delicate and agreeable. Pkt. 10 cts., 

oz. 30 cts., %lh. 85 cts., lb. $3. 

Trucker's Favorite 

A fine large purple-fruited Tomato. Very regular in form, good 
size, very solid and thick-meated. Not subject to rust and recom- 
mended where a purple fruit is wanted. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts., Klb. 
75 ct=., lb. S2.50. 

Livingston's Beauty. Large, smooth, purplish pink; thick flesh; 

regular form. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., Klb. 5octs., lb. $2. 
Early Acme. Excepting the June Pink, this is the earliest of all 
the pink sorts ; smooth, round, productive. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., 
Klb. 60 cts., lb. S1.90. 
Dwarf Champion. Dwarf plant, with upright foliage. Early with 
fruit, resembling Acme. Popular. Pkt. sets., oz. 20 cts., Klb. 
60 cts., lb. $2. 

Early Market Champion. Early, large, purple. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 
25 cts., Klb. 70 cts., lb. S2.25. 


Golden Queen. The best large, smooth, solid Yellow Tomato. 
Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., Klb. 75 cts., lb. ^2.75. 


Yellow Plum. Plum shape; bright yellow ; used for pickles. Pkt. 

10 cts., oz. 30 cts., K lb. 75 cts., lb. $2.75. 
Clusterosa Yellow Egg. A great improvement on all other small 
yellow Tomatoes. The best for preserving and pickling ; wonder- 
fully productive. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., Klb. 75 cts., lb. $2.75. 
Red Cherry. An inch in diameter; borne in clusters; for pickles. 

Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., Klb. 75 cts., lb. $2.75. 
Strawberry, or Winter Cherry (Husk Tomato). Small, yellow 
fruit. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., Klb. 75 cts., lb. $2.75. 

Livingston's Globe Tomato 

Don't fail to read carefully about "Stokes' Standards" on pages 9, 10 and 11 




219 Market §treet, PHIbADELPHIA,PA. 


Culture.— For earlj- Turnips, sow as soon as the ground is warm enough in the spring. For winter use, sow from the middle of July 
to the end of August. The seed is generally sown broadcast, but larger crops are obtained, particularly of the Rutabagas, by cultivating in 
drills i8 inches apart and thinning to 6 inches apart in the drill. 

One ounce will sow 150 feet of drill; 1 pound of seed to the acre in drills; 2 to 3 pounds to the acre if sown broadcast 

Early Red-Top White Globe Turnip 



Large packets of any variety, 5 cts. 

Early Red-Top White Globe. ^ 'landsome, globe shaped 

variety ; white flesh, fine-grained, 
tender and sweet ; surface color, white with a purple top ; a true table Turnip 
and one of the best ; extensively grown and pitted for fall and winter, being a 
good keeper and produces enormous crops. (See cut.) Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 8 cts., 
%lh. 20 cts., lb. 55 cts. 

Extra-Early White Milan. Extra-early tender and delicately fla- 

vored ; the bulb is of medium size, very 

handsome, smooth and of a clear ivory-white both inside and out. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 85 cts. 

Early Snowball. 

Pomeranian Large White Globe. Useful for both table and stock ; very large. 
Long Cow Horn, or White French. Very heavy cropper; best for stockmen. 

The finest white-fleshed, ball-shaped 
nip, maturing in six weeks from sow 
smooth and round, with white skin and sparkling white flesh, 
sweet. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 8 cts., J^lb. 20 cts., lb. 55 cts. 


Purple-Top Flat. (Strap-leaved.) Well-known standard 

popular early sort 

Early White Flat Datch. Very popular for spring sow- 
ing ; fine for market 

Purple-Top Milan. (True.) The earliest flat Turnip; a 

very shy seeder 

Early White Egg. Very handsome; pure white; ex- 
cellent for early or late 

early table Tur- 
ing; bulb small, 
crisp, tender and 

By mail, postpaid 
OZ. Jilb. Lb. 
08 $0 20 fo 55 




















Golden Ball, or Orange Jelly. Small; very early ; fine quality and flavor 08 20 55 

Yellow, or Amber Globe. Vigorous grower ; fine keeper ; popular for market 08 20 55 

Yellow Aberdeen, Globe-shaped. Very large ; fine for table or cattle 08 20 55 


STOKES' STANDARD. See page 11. By mail, 

postpaid, oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts. 
Breadstone, or Budlong. Handsome, medium-sized 

roots of superior table qualitj-. By mail, postpaid, oz. 

10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts. 
Monarch, or Elephant. (New.) Large, oval-shaped ; 

yellow flesh. By mail, postpaid, oz. 8 cts., Klb- 15 

cts., lb. 50 cts. 
Long Island Purple Top. Very large ; fine yellow 

flesh. By mail, postpaid, oz. 8 cts., Klb- 20 cts., lb. 

55 cts. 

Myers' Purple-Top Beauty. An improved market- 
garden sort. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 
cts., lb. 65 cts. 

Improved Purple-Top Yellow. Our finely bred 
strain; very popular. By mail, postpaid, oz. 8cts., 
lb. 15 cts., lb. 50 cts. 

Large White. Very large and productive ; white 
skin and flesh. By mail, postpaid, oz. 8 cts., X'b. 
15 cts., lb. 50 cts. 


Seven-Top. Very hardy. Grown for its leaves, which 
are eaten as greens or salad. By mail, postpaid, oz. 
8 cts., Klb. 15 cts., lb. 50 cts. 

Myers' Purple-Top Beauty Rutabaga Turnip 


!] §TOKjE§^ ^Standar^ SEed^ vegetable ^eeds 

Sweet, Medicinal and Pot Herbs,— from Seed 

To preserve varieties of which the leaves and stems are used, the stems should be cut from the plants just before the blossom appears 
(leaving a few joints at the base to sprout into fresh growth), tied in small bunches and hung up to dry. 

All Herbs in large packets at 5 cts. each, except where noted 

Peroz. }i\h. Lb. 

Anise. Seeds aromatic fo lo $o 25 $0 90 

Balm. For culinary purposes 20 60 2 25 

Borage. Used for flavoring 15 40 i 25 

Sweet Basil (Broad-leaved) 15 45 i 50 

Caraway Seed. For flavoring 10 25 75 

Catnip (Cat Mint) pkt. locts. .. 35 i 00 

Chervil. Used like parsley 10 25 75 

Coriander. Seeds aromatic 10 20 60 

Dill. For flavoring vinegar 10 20 60 

Fennel, Sweet 10 25 75 

Fennel, Florence Celery-rooted. Flavor like 

celery 20 50 i 75 

Horehound pkt. locts. .. 25 75 250 

Hyssop. Medicinal pkt. locts... 25 75 2 50 

Lavender. For oil and water 20 50 i 60 

Per oz. 

Marigold, Pot. For soups $0 15 

American Sweet Marjoram. Superior to 

imported ; seed of own growing, .pkt. 10 cts 30 

Imported Sweet Marjoram 15 

Rosemary. For seasoning and aromatic oil 

pkt. 10 cts. . . 30 

Rue. Has medicinal qualities 20 

Saffron. Medicinal and dyeing 10 

Sage. Most used of all herbs 20 

Sorrell (Large-leaved). Cultivated for acidity . . 10 

Summer Savory. Culinary lo 

Winter Savory. Flavoring 20 

Tansy. For bitters pkt. locts... 35 

Thyme. Broad-leaved pkt. locts... 25 

Wormwood. For poultry 15 

So 45 


I 00 


$1 50 

3 00 
I 25 

3 00 

I 75 
I 50 
I 00 
I 00 

1 75 
3 50 

2 50 
I 4a 

HOLT'S MAMMOTH SAGE {Plants only) 

The plants are very strong-growing, the first season attaining i foot in height, and spreading so that a single plant covers a circular 
space 3 feet in diameter. The leaves are borne well above the soil, keeping them clean ; they are very large and of unusual substance, 
strong in flavor, and of superior quality. It is perfectly hardy, even in New England, and attains still larger growth the second season. 
It is the most desirable sage, but never seeds. 3 plants for 26 cts., 7 for SO cts., 16 plants for $1, sent safely by mail, postpaid. 


Culture. — Sow seed in February in the plant-bed, protected by plant-bed 
cloth to keep off tobacco flies. When the plants are large enough in June, set 
them out in highly manured soil, in rows 3^ feet apart and 3 feet between the 
plants. Constant care must be given to cultivating, suckering, examining for 
worms, etc. One ounce will sow a bed of 50 square yards. 

Choice Havana. Has a large leaf ; makes a fine quality ; very early. Pkt. 

10 cts., oz. 25 cts., Klb. $1, lb. $3. 
Connecticut Seed Leaf. Leaves not so long, but of good width. Pkt. 5 cts.,, 
oz. 20 cts., Klb. 60 cts., lb. $2. 

Other named varieties can be supplied by correspondence 

Holt's Mammoth Sage leaf 

VEGETABLE PLANTS, Grown at Floracroft 

Our potted Eggplants and potted Earliana Tomato Plants have 
quantity, order early and at special prices. 

Cabbage Plants. Early transplanted plants, ready in March, 
hardened off in a coldframe. Varieties: Stokes' Earliest, Early 
Jersey Wakefield and Quick Cash. 25 cts. for 25, 40 cts. for 50, 
65 cts. per 100, $4.50 per 1,000. 
Transplanted plants, ready about May i, all standard early sorts. 

50 cts. per 100, $2.50 per 1,000. 
Field-grown plants, ready about June 15, standard late varieties. 
25 cts. per 100, $1 per 500, $1.60 per 1,000; 5,000 plants and over. 
$1.50 per ijOoo. 

CaiUiflower Plants. Early Alabaster and Snowball. Ready in 

April. Potted, 50 cts. per doz., $4 per 100; transplanted, 25 cts. 

per doz., $1.50 per 100. 
Celery Plants. Ready July i. Perle le Grand, Winter Queen, 

Golden Self-blanching, White Plume, Pascal, etc. 40 cts. per 100, 

$3 per 1000. 

Lettuce Plants. Readyin April. Head and Curled-Leaf varieties 
grown in flats. 20 cts. per doz., 75 cts. per 100, $s per 1,000. 

a great reputation. They are grown cool and stocky. If wanted in 

Eggplants. Ready in May and June. Black Beauty, New Jersey 
Improved, Large Purple Smooth Stem. Grown in pots, 50 cts. per 
doz., S4 per 100; out of hotbeds, 30 cts. per doz., $2 per 100. 

Pepper Plants. Ready in May and June. Large Bell, Ruby King, 
20 cts. per doz., $1.25 per 100. 

Sweet-potato Plants. Vineland Bush, 75 cts. per 100, $5 per 1,000. 
Carolina, Up Rivers and Nansemond, 40 cts. per 100, $2.50- 
per 1,000. 

Tomato Plants. Ready in May and June. We make a specialty of 
Tomato Plants, and can supply all the leading varieties. Potted 
Earliana and Stokes' 
Bonny Best Early, 50 cts. 
per doz., $4 per 100, $30 
per 1,000; transplanted, 
20 cts. per doz.,$i per 100, 
$7 per 1,000; not trans- 
planted, $5 per 1,000. 


Per oz. Lb. 

Apple $0 10 fo 40 

Apricot Pits 10 50 

Cherry (Hazard) 10 40 

Mulberry 30 3 00 

Peach Pits. Pure Tennessee Nat- 
ural. 20 cts. per lb., $2.50 per bus. 
Write for quotations in quantity. 

Pear (French) 20 2 00 

Plum Pits 10 50 

Quince 20 2 co 

Hemlock 50 5 00 


Per oz. 

Scotch Pine $0 50 

White Pine 15 

Norway Spruce 15 

White Ash 10 

White Birch (American) 15 

Honey Locust 10 

Osage Orange. This will produce 
a good hedge in from 3 to 4 years 
from the seed. 10 cts. per oz., 
50 cts. per lb., $2 per pk., I7.50 
per bus. 


Potted Tomato Plants, as grown at 
" Floracroft." Notice ball of roots 

WALTER^ p. STOKES 219 Market §^eet, PHIbADELmiA, PA. j 


Selected Farm Seeds 

At my Floracroft trial grounds each 3-ear, I make 
careful tests of all of the various fodder plants and 
different varieties of Corn, testing them both for 
the grain and for the growth of fodder. I fully 
appreciate the great importance to the farmer of 
good field crops and have given close attention to 
their selection and improvement. I also follow care- 
fully the bulletins of the Agricultural Experiment 
Stations upon this subject, and should be glad to 
give suggestions or advice to those desiring to 
secure quick crops, and invite correspondence 
along these hnes. In the following list of farm seeds 
I believe I give the cream of varieties offered in this 

Austin's Colossal Yellow Dent 

(See ear on the left) 

A wonder in large-sized ears, uniformly over afoot 
in length. This Corn originated on the farm of Mr. 
H. VV. Austin, of New Jersey. It makes a magnifi- 
cent ear, averaging 12 to 15 inches in length and 16 
to 18 rows to the ear of large, deep, rich yellow 
grains. It will sell for the highest price in any mar- 
ket, and its average yield is not less than 100 bushels 
to the acre. The stalks are medium to tall, fre- 
quently bearing two ears to a stalk, ripening in xio 
to 120 days from planting, and I believe it to be the 
heaviest-yielding Corn for light land to be found. It 
won great admiration at the Pan-American E.xposi- 
tion at Buffalo in 1901, and has gained friends stead- 
ily ever since. By mail, postpaid, lb. 30 cts., 3 lbs. 
75 cts.; by freight or express, sacks included, pk. 
60 cts., bus. $1.75, bag of 2 bus. $3.25. 

The 100-Day Bristol Field Corn 

(See ear on the right) 

This valuable field Corn grows steadily in repu- 
tation year by year, and is well worth the attention 
of every corn- ancl ensilage-grower in the land. 
While it does not make quite so large a fodder as 
some varieties of white Corn, by chemical analysis 
it is shown to be very high in protein, and for this 
reason it has been recommended by several experi- 
ment stations as specially valuable for ensilage. It 
is difficult to believe that a Corn making the heavy 
growth of stalk and fodder which this does can 
mature its magnificent ears in 100 days, but this it 
does regularly and has done for several j-ears past. 
The grain is a light yellow. The cob is small. It is 
easily husked and is a desirable Corn in many ways. 
Price, same as above. 

Early 8-Rowed Yellow Canada Flint 

The Flint Corns are the hardiest and earliest in 
maturing, and can be grown satisfactorily much 
farther north than the Dent Corn. It is also well 
adapted for replanting the later varieties. By mail, 
postpaid, lb. 25 cts., 3 lbs. 65 cts.; by express or 
freight, pk. 60 cts., bus. $2, sack of 2 bus. $3.50. 

lV»i. J. Mott. of Patchoguf, N. K, writes : " The Com 
that I bought 0/ you last year called 'Austin's Colossal' 
n'as a colossal sure. It grew to a height of I^Yi feet and 
yielded 2$s bushels of ears per acre." 



Stokes' 90-Day Dent 

( See ear on the left) 

This is one of the very earliest Yellow Dent 
Corns, and is offered with the greatest confi- 
dence that it will be entirely satisfactory to 
any one who, for any reason, wants to plant 
an exceedingly early Yellow Dent Corn that 
will make a good crop under almost all condi- 
tions of soil. It is a medium-sized ear, with 
deep, oily grains and small cob; shells extra 
well, and of the very highest quality. It pro- 
duces strong, vigorous stalks, which are me- 
dium in height and not easily blown down. 

Improved Learning Seed Com 

(See ear on the right) 

The Leaming, in its various types, is proba- 
bly more largely planted, now, both in north- 
ern and southern states, than any other field 
Corn known. The ears are very handsome, of 
good size, with fair-sized grain of a deep orange 
color and small, red cob. The stalks grow to 
medium size (not large), with few suckers, 
slender and leafy, making most excellent fod- 
der, and usually produce two good ears to a 
stalk. It husks and shells easily; ripens in 
from 90 to 100 days, and never fails to make a 
good crop. Over 100 bushels per acre is not 
an unusual crop for this Corn. It is also 
adapted to a greater variety of soils than many, 
producing unusually well on light land. 

Golden Beauty Seed Corn 

Where earliness is not an essential feature, 
the Golden Beauty is a fine Corn. It has the 
largest, broadest grains of any variety offered. 
The richness of color and fine quality of grain 
make it a superior kind for grinding into meal. 
Time of ripening is from 110 to 120 days. 
Stalks grow vigorously to a height of 8 to 10 ft. 

Chester County Mammoth Seed 

The ears are extra large, frequently 30 row^ 
of medium-sized, sheep-tooth grains ; cannot 
be relied upon to mature farther north than 
Pennsylvania, but on strong land it is a very 
heavy yielder. 

Snow-White Dent Seed Corn 

A large-eared, deep-grained white Corn, 
maturing in 110 to 115 days, and yielding a 
large crop. The ears are filled to the tip with 
16 to 18 rows of deep white grains. 

Hickory King Com 

A pure white Dent Corn, with very broad 
grains and small cob. Wants a good season to 

Price of any of the above seed Corns, by mail, post- 
paid, lb. 30 cts., 3 lbs. 75 cts. ; by freight or ex- 
press, sacks included, pk. 60c., bus. $1.75, bag of 
2 bus, »3.25. 



Ensilage and Fodder Corns 

SUGAR CORN FOR GREEN FODDER. :\Iaiiy farmers prefer this 
for ensilage purposes, owing to the large percentage of saccharine matter 
in the stalks. The seed offered is specially grown for fodder purposes, 
being of quick growth and early maturity. Sown at the rate of 2 bushels 
per acre in drills 4 feet apart, it makes splendid stalks 6 to 8 feet high, 
which are of the finest qualitj' for feeding green, cutting for ensilage or 
curing for fodder. By express or freight, qt. 15 cts., 4 qts. 45 cts., pk. 60 
cts., bus. Si. 75, 10 bus. and over, $1.60 per bus. 

STOKES' SPECIAL ENSILAGE. This is a very fine white Com, 
with a large-sized, very heavy solid ear. Its close set grains are well filled 
out at both the butt and tip ; cob medium size, very white. It grows a 
tremendous stalk, on strong land, 14 to 16 feet high; frequently has two 
ears to a stalk, and has the heaviest quantity of fodder in tons per acre of 
any Corn that I have ever had any knowledge of, producing frequently 
from 60 to 75 tons. I offer it without any qualifications for ensilage use as 
being the best Corn I know of. Pk. 60 cts., bus. Si. 50, 10 bus. lots and 
over. Si. 35 per bus. 

RED COB ENSILAGE. This is a western variety which has given good 
satisfaction. White corn with a red cob. The flavor is sweet and juicy; 
stalks 13 to 14ft. in height. Pk. 50c., bus. Si. 35. 10 bus and over, $1.25 per bus. 

BLUNTS' PROLIFIC ENSILAGE. This is a very heavy-growing 
Ensilage Corn, producing two ears to the stalk; ears of medium size, 
white Corn ; is earlier than the Red Cob Ensilage. Pk. 60 cts., bus. Si-5o>- 
10 bus. lots and over. Si. 35 per bus. 

Stokes' Special Ensilage Corn 


Write for special prices in quantity lots 

SWEDISH SELECT. "Swedish Select Oats, a pedigree variety 
introduced from Russia, now probably the best American Oat.'' 
This was the inscription for this varietj- in the cereal exhibit made 
by the United States Department of Agriculture at the late St. 
Louis Exposition. This beautiful Oat, which is now well acclima- 
tized, weighs from 36 to 40 pounds per measured bushel. It out- 
yields all others that have been tested. The straw is coarse, noted 
for its stiffness and power to withstand lodging. The grains are 
pure white in color, large, thick and plump, making a ver)- hand- 
some appearance. The heads are large, upright and bushy ; they 
are also nearly all meat; the hull being exceedingly thin, making 
them especially valuable as a feeding oat. Their great root de- 
velopment enables them to resist drought better than most other 
kinds. They are quite early and are less liable to smut and rust 
than most any other sort. I believe this Oat to be the best of the 
new blood obtainable. The stock I have is genuine, and a hand- 
some sample. Lb. 25 cts., 3 lbs. 65 cts., by mail, postpaid ; by 
freight or express, 5^pk. 25 cts., pk. 45 cts., legal bus. (32 lbs.) Si. 75, 
sack of 3 legal bus. (96 lbs.) $4-50. 

GOLDEN FLEECE. This is a very fine Oat, originated in New 
York state and introduced in 1901. It is a heavy cropper, hand- 
some sample, grains white and plump; strong straw, stand up 
well. The blade is much larger than the ordinary Oat, attesting to 
its vigor and productive capacity; stools remarkably in strong 
land, seventeen different shoots having been counted from one 
seed sown. Lb. 25 cts., 2 lbs. 65 cts., by mail, postpaid ; by freight 
or express, pk. 40 cts., legal bus. (32 lbs.) $1.50, sack of 3 legal bus. 
(96 lbs.) S4- 

TARTAR KING. This grand Oat is one of the earliest, heaviest, 
most prolific domestic-grown oats in cultivation; suitable for all 
soils; has a robust and vigorous constitution ; is quite early and a 
large cropper. Straw is stout, standing up well, does not readily 
lodge. The kernels are large, thick, plump and heavy, possessing 
all the qualities that go to make up an ideal oat. Price same as for 
Golden Fleece. 

Standard Northern-Grown Seed Oats 

Prices of each of the following: Lb. 20 cts., 3 lbs. 55 cts.i 
postpaid; by freight or express, pk. 40 cts., legal bus. 1 32 
lbs.) SI. 36. 

Write for prices in quantity lots 

White Maine. Very early, handsome, wonderfully fine and pro- 

Mortgage Lifter, Danish Island. Originally from Denmark; 
very early and hardy. 

Lincoln. Early and rust-proof, with strong, stiff straw. 

Welcome, Clydesdale, White Russian, Virginia Winter 
Turf, and other well-known and popular varieties of Seed Oats, 
choicest seed carefully recleaned, at above prices. 

Swedish Select Oats 


Spring Rye 

Distinct from the Winter Rye, grain of finer quality and more productive; can he success, 
fully grown in any latitude, and is now being largely sown in the Middle States in place of oats, 
being a much more profitable crop on account of the production of nearly four times the straw, 
and also as a " catch " crop where winter grain has failed. The straw is equally as valuable as 
that of the Fall or Winter Rye, standing stiff, 7 to 8 feet high. Produces 30 to 40 bushels of grain 
per acre. As it does not stool like Winter Rye, not less than two bushels to the acre should be 
sown. Pkt. locts., lb. 35 cts., 3 lb. $1, postpaid; pk. 50 cts., bus. $1.60. Write for price in quan 
tity lots. 

New Japemese Buckwheat 

The kernels are nearly twice the size of any other, of a rich dark brown color and manu- 
facture a superior flour. It has rapidly displaced all others, and is now more largely planted 
than any other, being about two weeks earlier. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 25 cts., 3 lbs. 60 cts., postpaid ; 
by express, qt. 15 cts., pk. 50 cts.", bus. S1.50. 

SILVER HULL BUCKWHEAT. By express, qt. 15 cts., pk. 50 cts., bus. $1.50. 

Weber's Improved Evergreen Broom Corn (the best in cultivation) 

The high prices whicli have prevailed the past few years for Broom Corn brush indicates 
that the demand has overtaken the supply, and farmers, where possible, should add it to their 
crops. Weber's Improved is of a very bright green color, without the slightest reddish tinge. 
It makes by far the best brooms of any corn grown and commands the very highest prices. Cus- 
tomers who have grown this corn report yields of over 1,000 lbs. of brush to the acre. Height, 
7 to 8 feet. Lb. 35 cts., 3 lbs. 75 cts., postpaid ; qt. 25c., pk. 90c., bus. $3 ; sack of 2 bus. for $5.50. 

Evergreen Broom Corn 

The old standard variety, largely grown in nianj' sections of the West, but is not equal to or 
as salable as the brush of the Weber's Improved. Qt. 20 cts., pk. 75 cts., bus. $2.50. 

Wild Rice {Zizania aquatica) 

A native plant, furnishing food for wild fowl, ducks, geese, etc. ; also valuable as a forage 
plant for swamps and inundated lands, as it grows rapidly, and all stock are fond of it when 
green or cured for fodder. It attracts all wild birds from September on, and also purifies the 
water and affords a refuge for the small fry from the large fish. To sow : " Put the seed in coarse 
linen or cotton bags and sink in water for twenty-four hours. Sow in water which is from 6 
inches to 5 feet deep, in soft mud-bottom, and in places where there are but few weeds. It is 
useless sowing this seed except on a mud-bottom, or on low, marshy places which are covered 
with water the year round. In running water sow as much out of the current as possible. Lb. 
35 cts., 3 lbs. Si, postpaid; by express, lb. 25 cts. 

Seed Barley 

WHITE HULLESS. Grow 2K feet high. Two or three weeks earlier than the ordinary Barley. 
The heads are well tilled with plump, heavy kernels, which are hulless like wheat when 
threshed. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 25 cts., 3 lbs. 65 cts., by mail, postpaid: by express, pk. 75 cts., 
bus. (48 lbs.) $2.50. 

BEARDLESS. Yields as well as the ordinary Barley, but without beard, which is trouble- 
some to stock when fed green. Pkt. 10 cts., bus. (48 lbs.) $i.'js. 
MANSHURY. This is an earlv, six-rowed Barley; splendid yielder. Pk. 50 cts., bus. Si. 50. 

COMMON SIX-ROWED. Good clean seed. 

Pk. 50 cts., bus. $1.50. Write for prices in 
quantity lots. 

Spring Rye, showing height and produc- 
tiveness oS straw 


Spring Wheat 



Beardless Barley 

SASKATCHEWAN FIFE. This Wheat is pronounced by the great milling kings of the 
Northwest the best. Fifty bushels to the acre is not an uncommon yield. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 
35 cts., 3 lbs. $1, postpaid; by express or freight, pk. 65 cts., bus. $2.50; 5 bus. and over, 
$2.25 per bus., bags included. 

MACARONI, or DURUM. This newly imported Wheat sent out by the Department of 
.'Agriculture has taken a strong hold in the West, where Spring Wheats are in vogue, and 
where it outyields by far any other variety. It makes an excellent quality of flour for bread ; 
and it is practically immune from rust. I would advise my eastern growers to test it in a 
small wav at first. Lb. 30 cts., 4 lbs. $1, by mail, postpaid; by freight or express, qt. 25 cts., 
pk. 85c., bus. I2.75. 

Speltz, or Emmer {Triticum spelta) 

This grain has been grown for centuries in Russia, near the Caspian Sea. It was originally 
brought to this country by an emigrant, and has already attracted very wide attention on account 
of its successful cultivation in the northwestern states. The grain is intermediate between wheat 
and barley, and is readily eaten by all kinds of stock. It is adapted for milling, as well as for 
feeding, making a grade of flour similar to rye. The straw resembles wheat straw. It grows- 
large crops— 40 to 80 bushels per acre — on poor lands, stony ground and open prairies, and vvill 
give double the crop of oats or barley. It resists drought successfully, and is adapted to droughty- 
sections and northern latitudes. Drill at rate of three bushels per acre. Pkt. 5 cts., lb. 30 cts., 
3 lbs. 75 cts., postpaid ; by freight or express, qt. 15 cts., pk. 60 cts., bus. $1.75. 

Mammoth Russian Sunflower (the giant of all sunflowers) 

The best viriety for the farmer. Grows to double the size of the common, and the yield of 
seed is twice as great. One hundred and twenty-five bushels to the acre have been grown at a 
less expense than corn. It is highlv recommended for poultry. Oz. 5 cts., qt. 15 cts. (qt. post- 
paid, 25 cts.), pk. 50 cts., bus. $1.75, sack (2 bus.) fo-25 ; 5 bus. and over, $1.50 per bus. 


WALTER^ P. STOKES } 219 Market §treet. PHIL>ADELPHIA,PA. 


Photograph of a field of Sand, or Winter Vetch ( Vicia villosa), at our Floracroft 
Trial Gardens. Photograph taken six weeks alter sowing seed. Notice how 
thick it is on the ground, and that it is nearly knee high. It was plowed 
under eight weeks after sowing. 

SAND, or WINTER VETCH {Vicia viiiosa) 

Too much cannot be said regarding the value of this \'etch for for- 
age and fertilizing purposes. It succeeds and produces good crops 
on poor, sandy soils as well as on good lands, growing to a height of 
4 to 5 feet. It isperfectlyhardythroughout the United States, remain- 
ing green all winter. If sown in the spring it can be sown alone or 
mi.xed with oats, spring rye or barley. If sown during August or 
September, winter rye serves as a good support. The root growth 
is very extensive from the beginning, and makes quantities of nitro- 
gen tubercles, thus giving it very valuable fertilizing properties. 
For plowing under as a soiling crop, we believe it is superior to 
crimson clover or cow-peas. As a forage plant it will j-ield i H to 4 
tons per acre. It is excellent for dairy stock and poultry pasturage, 
being exceedingly nutritious, eaten with relish and may be fed safely 
to all kinds of stock. Sow 20 to 30 pounds per acre with K-bushel 
rye, oats or barley. Lb. 30 cts., 4 lbs. $1, by mail, postpaid ; by 
freight or express, lb. 20c., 10 lbs. $1.50, 100 lbs. and over, loc. per lb. 


This is similar to the Sand, or Winter \'etch, but is better adapted 
to spring seeding. Sown with oats it makes a large-yielding, nutri- 
tious hay crop. Sow 30 pounds per acre 
with one bushel of oats. The seed is also 
used for pigeon feed. Lb. 20 cts., postpaid; 
by freight, cjt. 20 cts., pk. $1, bus. $3. 


The Great Forage Plant 

Will make a fine crop of foliage if cut in 
early bloom, and the shoots that then follow 
w ill mature a full crop of seed and forage. 
Both grain and fodder are excellent, the 
wliole stalk tender to the full maturity of 
seed. There is no failure about it, as it pos- 
sesses the quality, that all the tribe pos- 
sesses, of waiting for rain without any loss of 
capacity or yield. The grain is extremely val- 
uable for feeding to poultry and will make a 
flour that is like wheat flour. Cultivated the 
same as our common Indian corn, requiring 
four to five pounds of seed per acre. Pkt. 
in cts., lb. 25 cts., 3 lbs. 60 cts., by mail ; by 
freight or express, qt. 15 cts., pk. 60 cts., 
Inis. of 60 lbs.. Si. 75. 


These are popular varieties of sorghum, 
somewhat similar to the above, valuable for 
both forage and grain. Four pounds will 
l>lant an acre. Cultivation is same as for 
Kafir corn. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 25 cts., 3 lbs. 60 
cts., by mail, po.stpaid ; by freight, qt. 15 cts., 
pk. 65 cts., bus. $2. 

Dwarf Essex Rape — Eight weeks from sowing 


Dwarf Essex Rape, of the true biennial variety, is now largelj- 
grown in this country on account of its rapid growth, being ready to 
feed in eight to ten weeks from sowing, and producing 25 to 30 tons 
of green forage to the acre. It grows to a height of 3 feet and covers 
the surface so densely as to smother out all weeds. It can be sown 
all through the season, being perfectly hardy, withstands drought, 
and will produce a crop in any soil by sowing broadcast at the rate 
of five to ten pounds to the acre. While unequaled as a pasture for 
sheep, as a food for all cattle, calves or pigs, it is without a rival, its 
fattening properties being twice as great as clover, making a much 
relished and inost succulent food from May to December. Lb. 25 cts., 
3 lbs. 60 cts., by mail, postpaid; 
by freight or express, lb. 15 cts., 
10 lbs. Si. 25, 25 lbs. S2.50, bus. of 
50 lbs. $4, 100 lbs. and over at Sc., 
per lb. Special prices by letter for 
larger lots. 


Makes a valuable green fodder. 
Difficult to cure, the best plan 
being to stand it up against the 
fence and tie loosel)'. The seed is 
valuable as food for poultry. Lb. 
25 cts., 3 lbs. 60 cts., by mail, post- 
paid ; by freight or express, pk. 
75 cts., bus. of 56 lbs. $2. 50. 


{Reana luxurians) 

This gigantic Grammea will fur- 
nish a continuous daily supply 
of most nutritious green food for 
horses and all kinds of cattle all 
through the summer. It also makes 
splendid dry fodder, yielding enor- 
mously, and being more nutritious 
and better relished by all .stock 
than corn fodder. In appearance 
it somewhat resembles Indian corn, 
but the leaves are much larger and 
broader, and the stalks contain 
sweeter sap. It stools out enormously after being cut. Sow in May 
or June, at the rate of three pounds per acre, in drills 4 feet apart. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., !i lb. 25 cts., lb. So cts,, by mail, postpaid ; by 
freight or express, lb. 70 cts., 5 lbs. and over at 65 cts. per pound. 

Teosinte at Floracroft gardens, 
showing its heavy leafy growth 

Kafir Corn 

If interested in Poultry, send for my Poultry 
Supply Catalogue 



Field of Southern Black, or Ram's Horn Cow-Peas in the North 
Sown June 16, plowed under August 31 


The Great Soil Improver 

Green crops plowed under are one of the best and cheapest w'ays 
of improving the soil. For this purpose the Cow-pea is most popu- 
lar, especially for medium or light soil. Seed should be sown in May 
or June, at the rate of i H bushels to the acre, and plowed under as 
soon as plants have attained their full growth. This crop is very largely 
grown wherever known, and, with the results attained from it, the 
wonder is that it is not grown even more extensively. There is no 
surer or cheaper means of improving poor soil than by sowing the 
Cow-pea. In its capacit3'asa nitrogen-gatherer, its growth enables the 
farmer to dispense with the use of nitrogen or ammoniated fertilizers. 
Nitrogen or ammonia in commercial fertilizers is valued at 15 cents 
per pound. The Cow-pea, with possibly the exception of the New 
Velvet Bean, described alongside, has the greatest power of e.xtract- 
ing this costly nitrogen or ammonia from the atmosphere. 


If planted early, say by the middle of May, in the central corn-belt 
section, a crop can be cut and cured for hay the same as clover ; then 
the stubble in a short time will put out a new growth to be turned 
under in the fall as a fertilizer. 

The best varieties for all purposes are the following . 


Prices variable with the market. Prices In small quantities, all 
sorts, pkt. 10 cts., pt. 25 cts., qt. 45 cts., by mail, postpaid 

New Era. An extra-early sort and well adapted for the North, 
where the seasons are shorter. The peas are fully one-third smaller 
than other sorts, so it does not require as many to seed an acre. 
One-half to three-fourths of a bushel per acre is ample. 

Black, or Ram's Horn. A popular sort, yielding a heavy crop. 

WhippoorwUl. Has brown speckled seed. Early maturing, 

Black Eye. A white- seeded sort, with a black eye. Very 

Clay. A brown-seeded variety. Good yielder ; late. 

Write for prices, stating quantity 


For dairy cows and hogs, equal to corn, and six weeks earlier 

These make a fodder and hay which double the production of milk. 
The Canada Field Pea, which we sell at $1.65 per bushel, is the best 
for this purpose. They should be sown in March or early April, two 

bushels of peas and one bushel of oats to the acre. The peas should 
be sown first and plowed under about 4 inches deep ; the oats then 
sown and harrowed in. They will be ready for cutting about the lat- 
ter end of June, when the oats are in milk and the pods formed on 
the peas. Farmers who have never sown this crop will be surprised 
at its large yield. It is a nutritious food and relished by all kinds of 
stock. This crop also makes an excellent soil-improver when turned 
under like cow-peas as described above. Since we first called atten- 
tion to the great value of Canada Field Peas for this purpose, some 
years ago, the demand has become so great that we are now having 
them grown by the car-load in Canada, and can always quote low 
prices by letter when wanted in lots of 10 bushels and upwards. 


As a forage and feed crop, Soja Beans are proving very desirable. 
They make a large growth, stand up well, and can be cut and cured 
to advantage. They furnish rich feed and are, in fact, a balanced 
ration in one crop. They do equally well on M'ght or heavy soil, and 
are a most desirable land-improver. I have never known a crop that 
cleans land like Soja Beans, as it is impossible for any weeds to grow 
where a crop of Sojas are. They also resist drouglit and hot weather 
to a remarkable extent. Sow at the rate of one to one and one-half 
bushels per acre. The thicker sowing will prevent the stalks from 
becoming too coarse, and w'ill enable them to be cut and turned 
under to better advantage. 


Prices In small quantities, all sorts, pkt. lO cts., lb. 26 cts., 
3 lbs. 60 cts., by mail, postpaid 

Mammoth Yellow. Makes a heavy growth and is desirable in 
every way. Pk. 75 cts. Write for price per bushel. 

Hollybrook Early. Makes a quicker growth and matures three 
weeks earlier than the Mammoth Yellow. At my Floracroft Trial 
Grounds the past season this variety made a splendid growth. 
Pk. $1. Write for price per bushel. 

Write for prices in quantity 

Ito San. A small yellow bean, with a brown eye, This is a Michi- 
gan-grown variety and is adapted for the northern states ; early 
maturing. One of the heaviest seed-producers and one of the very 
best varieties grown. Pk. $1, bus. of 60 lbs., write for price. 

Medium Green. This variety is very highly recommended by many 
experimental stations, either for soiling or for forage. Grows a 
little larger than tlie Ito San, and matures about the same time. 
Grows 3 to 5 feet high. Pk. $1, bus. of 60 lbs., write for price. 

Olive Medium. A very desirable early sort ; growth similar to the 
Medium Green. Pk. $1, bus. of 60 lbs., write for price. 

Early Black. A very distinct, jet-black seeded variety recently 
introduced. One of the best and is sure to ripen in the northern 
states. Pk. $1, bus. of 60 
lbs., write for price. 

Write for special prices in 
quantity lots 


The great nitrogen-gath- 
erer. A worthy rival of 
the cow-pea 

This new and important 
forage plant from India is 
creating a great sensation 
throughout the middle and 
southern states. Its nitrogen- 
gathering properties are said 
to surpass those of the cow- 
pea. It is the rankest grower 
of any of the legumes ; two or 
three seeds planted 4 feet 
apart in rows 5 feet apart will 
literally cover the ground 2 
to 3 feet thick witli a mass of 
foliage and vines 20 to 25 feet 
long, no matter how poor the 
soil. It leaves a mulch on the 
ground that is very beneficial 
to the soil. The cultivation is 
the same as for cow-peas. 
By mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., 
lb. 25 cts., 3 lbs. for 60 cts. ; 
by freight, qt. 20 cts., pk. $1. 
Write for laushel prices. 

Velvet Beans 


\VA]^ STOKES 1219 Market §fa-eet,PHIbADELPHIA,ml 


Very Important to Buyers of Millet 

Common Millet is offered and sold bj' many dealers as German 
Millet. The seed bears sufficient resemblance to German IVIillet to 
deceive inexperienced purchasers, and to make the prices asked by 
■other houses for the true German Millet seem unreasonable. 

Do not buy German Millet without the distinct and positive 
assurance that it is southern-grown seed. 

The Difference Betweeen German Millet and 
Common Millet 

In the North, Millet is sown almost altogether for hay, and for 
that purpose southern-grown German Millet is much better than 
Common Millet. It grows taller than does that from northern seed, 
and that means more hay. It is finer than that from northern seed, 
and that means better hay. In fact, it is our judgment, based on an 
experience of many years, that a farmer would better, from the 
standpoint of profit alone, pay $2 a bushel for true southern-grown 
German Millet than sow the best northern Millet as a gift. jNIillet 
seed produced in the North, even from southern seed, becomes what 
we call Common Millet. Not only does the plant change in char- 
acter, becoming coarser and much more dwarf, but the seed itself 
shows a change and is readily distinguished by those experienced 
in handling it. 


(Southern Grown) 

Southern-grown German or Golden Millet Seed is far superior, 
both in quality and yield, to western- or northern-grown seed. When 
properly grown and handled, it makes an enormous yield of nutri- 
tious feed, succeeding in almost any soil. Sow in May or June, one 
bushel to the acre. Price varies with the market. Qt. 10 cts., bus. 
of about 50 lbs. Si. 75. 

Prices variable ; write me for prices when wanted in quantity 


TFor several years we have been experimenting with all the 
"known forage plants, and have found nothing superior to Pearl Mil- 
let either in enormous growth or quality. It has produced the most 
abundantly and can be cut several times during the season. The 
United States Agricultural Department has also made numerous 
■experiments, and with about the same results as those at Floracroft. 
■If you grow green forage, try East Indian or Pearl .Millet, and you 
■will .find there is nothing better. Drill in 2-foot rows, 10 lbs. to the 
;acre. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 30 cts., 3 lbs. 75 cts., by mail, postpaid; by 



10 lbs., 
for one 
acre) $1, 
bus. of 50 


Japanese, or 
Barn-yard Millet 

The above is ihe result of a trial of Millets at my Floracroft trial 
grounds, all being sown the same day. As will easily be seen, the South- 
ern German Millet is by all odds the best growth. The Siberian was 
so poor I have withdrawn It from sale. The Japanese made a good 
growth, but it is rather woody. 


Japanese Millet 

The most popular annual Millet, growing quickly and freely, making a heavy 
stand upon the land and yielding two or three tons of hay per acre. Said to draw 
heavily upon the fertility of the soil. Sow i '2 bushels to the acre in May or June. 
Price varies. Qt. 10 cts., bus. of 48 lbs., about S1.50. 


Valuable new forage plant introduced into this country by Professor Brooks, 
of tlie Massachusetts .•\gricultural Experiment Station. Yields enormously in all 
sections of the United States— hay and fodder of excellent quality, growing 6 to 
8 ft. in height and yielding 12 to 20 tons per acre. Cattle and horses eat it greed- 
ily, and it is undoubtedly a valuable addition to the list of forage plants. Sow in 
^iay or June, broadcast, 10 to 12 lbs. per acre, or in drills, 8 lbs. per acre. Lb. 
30 cts., 3 lbs. 75 cts., by mail, postpaid ; by freight or express, lb. 20 cts., lo lbs. 
Si, bus. of 30 lbs. $2, bag of 2 bus. S3. 50. 


Tennis Courts of the Mooiestown (N. J.) Field Club, sown with Stokes' Standard I^awn Grass Seed, and within a stone's throw of my Floracroft trial grounds 

Stokes' Standard Lawn Grass Seed 

Every one knows the charm of a beautiful suburban home surrounded by artistically treated grounds, and of its essential features none 
is so important as the beautiful, rich, smooth, velvety lawn. Plantings of shrubbery should be kept close to the buildings, or near the sides 
or corners of the grounds, leaving an unbroken stretch of turf to give character and dignity to the home. 

With care exercised in the preparation of the soil, being e.xceedingly careful that it has at least 6 inches to i foot of good, rich top soil, 
with the seed properly sown and rolled after seeding, a beautiful lawn can be had, ready for mowing in four to five weeks' time. 

A lawn seed mixture is very much to be preferred to any single grass, as, if it is honestly made, the several varieties of grass which com- 
pose it mature at different seasons of the year, thus keeping the green sward in good color and condition during the hot weather, not losing 
its color, as the single variety is liable to do, and making a much heavier and thicker turf. 

The following mi.xture can be absolutely relied on as being made up of the finest qualities of grass seed obtainable, free from weed 
seeds, and of tli" -" ery best and highest germinating ciualities. 


This is a well-balanced combination of all of the best native and acclimated foreign fine-leaved grasses, blended until I have a mixture 
which will stand the extremes of the American climate, of heat, drought and cold; a permanent, dense and deep-rooting turf. 25 cts. per 
qt., 75 cts. for 4 qts., $1.25 per peck, $5 per bus. of 20 lbs. 

mixture as heretofore sold by the above name and is a good mix- 
ture of native grasses. Qt. 20 cts., 4 qts. 60 cts., pk. $1, bus. $4. 


A mixture of grasses that will thrive in a shady situation, under 

trees or close to walls where there is little sun. Qt. 30 cts., pk. 

11.50, bus. of 20 lbs. $5. 
Green Mixture. Specially prepared of the most enduring and 
serviceable grasses, without clovers. Sow four bushels to the 
acre. Bus. $3, 10 bus. and over, I2.75 per bus. 

Putting-Green Mixture. A carefully prepared combination of 
of extra-fine round-leaved grasses that will make a close Fair- 

Green and lasting turf which will improve by tramping. Sow 
thickly. Qt. 30 cts., pk. $1.75, bus. of 20 lbs. S5. 

of grasses particularly suited to take firm hold and grow ciuickly 
on hard, worn-out or burnt spots. It is best to resow in the early 
spring, scratching the worn-out spots with the rake, sowing the 
seed thickly and then rolling. Some of the Lawn-Restoring Grass 
Seed should also be sown on the thin places all through the sum- 
mer. Qt. 25 cts., per bus. of 20 lbs. $4. 

This is composed of grasses less expensive than those used in our 
Evergreen Velvet Mixture and will give good results. Qt. 15 cts. 
(postpaid, 20 cts.), pk. 75 cts., bus. of 14 lbs. $3. 


The advantage of sowing grasses and clover seeds in mixtures has long been recognized, and the practice is increasing to a remarkable 
extent. I am always glad to give my customers the benefit of my experience, and will take pleasure in advising them as to suitable grasses 
for their soils and special conditions, if they will correspond with me in regard to it. 

Grass Mixtures for Permanent Pastures and Mowing Lands 

These famous mixtures are a well-balanced combination of a number of native and acclimated foreign grasses and clovers, blended so as 
to produce a permanent, dense and deep-rooting turf that will yield year after year the maximum quantity of hay, and afterwards to afford, 
if desired, a constant and abundant pasture. The yield of hay under favorable conditions averages 3 to 4 tons per acre at the first cutting. 
After the hay crop is cut, the grass commences to grow at once, recovering its verdure in a few days, and affords excellent pasturage even 
through dry summer weather. Both our No. i Mixture for Permanent Pasture and our No. 2 Mixture for Permanent Mowing, if properly 
laid down, will maintain their valuable qualities 20 years or more if they are occasionally top-dressed with manure and occasionally sprinkled 
with grass seed. 

No. 1 Mixture for Permanent Pasture (but can be mown) 

Tall Meadow Oat Grass Orchard Grass White Clover 

Crested Dog's Tail Fancy Red Top Red Clover 

Sheep Fescue ;Perennial Rye Grass Red Fescue 

Meadow Fescue Hungarian Brome Grass 

Sow 30 to 35 pounds to the acre. Lb. 25 cts., 100 lbs. 20 cts. per lb. 

No. 2 Mixture for Permanent Mowing (but can be grazed) 

Meadow Fescue Kentucky Blue Grass Fancy Red Top 

Orchard Grass Meadow Foxtail Red Clover 

Perennial Rye Grass Tall Meadow Oat Grass Timothy 
Sow 30 pounds to the acre. Lb. 25 cts., loo lbs. 20 cts. per lb. 


219 Market a^eet, PHIbADELPHIA.PA. 

Stokes' Superior Clover and Grass Seed 

Prices Subject to Market Changes — Write for Latest Quotations. If wanted by maul, add 8 cents per pound 

AUalfa Clover, or Lucerne. Every farmer should endeavor to 
have at least a few acres of Alfalfa Clover. With our present under- 
standing of the crop, there should be no difficulty in getting a good 
stand, but care must be taken in putting it in right and taking care 
of it afterwards. Sow in the spring or in August, as preferred, at 
the rate of 25 to 40 lbs. per acre ; see that the soil is sweet and well 
manured. If j'our soil does not contain the proper bacteria, it can 
be assisted by the use of Nitro-Culture. The field should be cut 
when the plant begins to bloom, whether it is tall enough for use or 
not, and should be cut three or four times each season. When a 
good stand is once secured, it will generalli" last from 8 to 10 years, 
giving three or four crops per annum. Alfalfa Clover hay has no 
equal, as it is very rich in protein and makes a balanced ration 
that will save the purchase of higher-priced foods. Lb. 25 cts., 
bus., write for prices. 

Turkestan Alfalfa (True). This varietj- imported from Turkestan 
has for the past few years withstood the drought of summer and 
cold, dry winters both North and South better than ordinary 
Alfalfa, giving two crops in the most northerh- latitude, where the 
other would winter-kill. Lb. 25 cts., bus., write for prices. 

Alsike ( Trifolium hybridum). Very hardy perennial. Well adapted 
for mixing with other grasses. Taller than red clover and good 
for growing with timothy for mixed hay. Blossom heads valuable 
as bee food. Lb. 20 cts., bus,^ write for prices. 

Crimson, or Scarlet Clovei" iT? i/olium incarnatum) . An an- 
nual of strong, erect growth, i to 2 feet high ; important as a sup- 

plementary fall crop for hay, forage or silage, j-ielding 8 to 15 tons 
of green, or 2 to 3 tons of cured forage per acre; very nutritious 
and rich m protein, -■^s a winter cover or soiling crop it is of great 
value, being a great soil-enricher, adding humus and nitrogen. 
Sow in the fall at the rate of 12 to 15 lbs. of seed per acre, either 
broadcast or drilled in. \\'hen sown in spring it is apt to flower 
and mature before making its full growth. Lb. 12 cts., bus., 
write for price. 

White Dutch ( Trifolium repens). Valuable to sow Avith lawn 
grass and in permanent pasture mixtures. Oz. sets., lb. 30 cts., 
10 lbs, and over, 25 cts. per lb. 

Bokhara Clover, or Honey Plant {Meliloins alba). A strong- 
growing perennial of value for green manuring, especially South, 
also largely grown for the excellent food it affords throughout its 
season for bees. Lb. 25 cts., 10 lbs. and over, 20 cts. per lb. 

Japan Clover (Lespedeza striata). A low-spreading perennial, 
much like white clover ; of great value in the southern states for 
forage and green manuring. Lb. 30 cts. 

Mammoth Red, or Pea- Vine Clover {Tri/olimn pratense pe- 
renne). Lb. 25 cts., bus., write for price. 

Red Clover, Medium ( Trifolium pratense). Seed is of high ger- 
mination, pure and free from weed seeds. Every care should be 
exercised in buying Red Clover, for there is alwaj-s on the market, 
at a cheap price, large quantities badly infested with weed seeds 
and seed adulterated with Yellow Trefoil. Price subject to change 
without notice. Lb. 25 cts., bus., write for price. 

All prices of grass seeds subject to market fluctuations 

No. 1 Grass Mixture for Permanent Pasture 

No. 2 Grass Mixture for Permanent Mowing 

Awnless Brome Grass [ Bromiis inerynis) . Will stand droughts and produce heavy crops 
in dry sections and on poor soils, where other Grasses perish. It is one of the hardiest 
Grasses and succeeds in a wide range of temperature 

Bermuda Grass [Cynodon dactylon). Of great value in the southern states, but does not 
tlirive north of Virginia 

Canada Blue Grass (Poa compressa) . Useful for sowing on hard clay and poor soils 

Creeping Bent Grass [Agrostis stolonifera). Excellent for lawns; succeeds well in most 

Crested Dog's Tail ( Cynosurus cristalus). Should enter in moderate quantity in permanent 
pasture and lawn mixtures 

English Rye Grass {Lolium peremie). Grows rapidly and makes a good showing within a 
month from time of sowing 

Fine-leaved Sheep Fescue {Festuca oviua tenuifolia). The finest bladed grass and valu- 
able only for lawns 

Hard Fescue (Festuca duriuscuta) . A dwarf-growing grass, forming a dense, fibrous mat, 
succeeding well in dry situations ' 

Italian Rye Grass ( Lolium Italicum). Thrives in almost any soil, and yields early and 
abundant crops. Sown in the fall, will produce an excellent hay crop the following season, 
but lasts only one j-ear 

Johnson Grass {Sorghum Halepense). A valuable meadow or hay grass for the South, with- 
stands hot and dry weather 

Kentucky Blue Grass {Foa pratensis). Fancy or Double Extra Clean. Though offered 
at the standard weight of 14 lbs. per bus., the natural weight of this fancy seed is 20 to 25 
lbs. per measured bushel 

Meadow Fescue [Festuca pratensis). Of great value in mi.vtures for permanent pasture 

Meadow Foxtail {Alopecurus pratensis). One of the best grasses for permanent pasture ; 
early and of rapid growth 

Orchard Grass ( Dactylis glomerata). One of the most valuable grasses in mixtures, either 
for pasture or hay 

Red Top Grass (Agrostis z'ulgaris) . Choice. Valuable either for hay or permanent pas- 
tures; reaches highest perfect ifm on moist, rich soil 

Fancy or Extra Recleaned Seed 

Rhode Island Bent Grass (Agrostis canina). A very fine variety for lawns 

Rough-Stalk Meadow Grass (Poa trivialis). Excellent for pastures and meadows, par- 
ticularly on damp soils 

Sheep's Fescue [ Festuca oviua). Short and dense in growth ; excellent for sheep pastures. 
X'aluable also for lawns 

Sweet Vernal i Anthoxantlnim odoratiim), True Perennial. Emits an agreeable odor, 
wliich it imparts to the hay 

Tall Meadow Fescue (Festuca elalior). Early, nutritive and productive in pastures on wet 
or clay soils 

Tall Meadow Oat Grass (Avena elatior). Of rapid growth, recommended for soiling and 

in permanent hay mixtures 

Timothy (Phlcum pratense). The grade we offer is particularly "choice," free from weed 

seeds and of high germinating power 

Wood Meadow Grass (Poa nemoralis). Of early growth and thriving well under trees 



bus. , lbs. 

per acre 

per lb. 

per bus. 

Price per 
100 lbs. 


2% bus. 
2% bus. 

$0 20 

$Z 25 
3 25 

S20 00 
20 CO 

30 lbs. 


1 5 00 


15 lbs. 
3 bus. 


T 75 

40 00 
12 00 


50 lbs. 


4 75 

30 CO 


30 lbs. 


8 50 

35 00 


60 lbs. 


2 50 

10 00 


35 lbs. 


5 00 

35 CO 


30 lbs. 


I 75 

14 00 


so lbs. 


I 90 

10 00 


40 lbs. 


4 00 

14 00 


3 bus. 
40 lbs. 


3 00 
3 50 

20 00 
15 CO 


3 to 4 lbs 


3 00 

40 00 


3 bus. 


3 «) 

20 CO 



4 bus. 
30 lbs. 
50 lbs. 


I 75 
•1 75 

12 00 

13 00 
30 00 


20 lbs. 


5 00 

55 CO 


.•?5 'bs. 


2 00 

15 00 

• 10 

3 lbs. 


7 00 


40 lbs. 


5 00 

35 00 


50 lbs. 


3 00 

25 00 


23 lbs. 
30 lbs. 



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jgKEg' (S tandar d ;^EEDg 7| r FLowEfi^ seeds 

Novelties in Flower Seeds 


329 New Sunset. T° -''PP'^eciate 

— ^— this new Aster 
it must be seen. It may be called a 
sister to the Daybreak and Purity, ex- 
cept being several days earlier than the 
Daybreak. The habit of the plant is 
identical with the Daybreak and Purity. 
The color is a delicate shade of liiiht 
pink, shading to a deep rich pink in tlie 
center. The globe-shaped flowers are 
borne on long stems in great profu- 
sion. Pkt. 10 cts. 

300 Violet King. This Aster is 
° entirely new 
and distinct from any other variety. The 
long slender petals are curled so that 
they form large, full and round flowers, 
a beautiful shade of rich violet-purple, 
measuring from 4 to 5 inches in diame- 
ter, borne on long wiry stems. This is 
not only one of the prettiest Asters, but it 
is unsurpassable for florists' use. It is 
about ten days earlier than the Branch- 
ing Aster. Pkt. 10 cts. 

330 New Upright White. 

n ew 

New White Spe: 
upright Aster has an entirely different 

growth from any other variety. The plants grow very bushj', not 
over 8 inches in diameter, but directly upright. The long, strong 
stems are also of an upright gro-.vth, making it a valuable cut-flower 
variety. The flowers very much resemble the Branching Aster ; thoy 
are very double and full to the center. The color is a clear white. 
Pkt. 10 cts. 

One pkt. each of above 3 beautiful new Asters, 25 cts. 

242 Aquilegia, Long-Spurred Hybrids 

These elegant and graceful Columbines are more effective and beau- 
tiful than any other variety. Long-spurred flowers of various 
colors. The seed that I offer has 
been saved from a superb col- 
lection. The hardy herbaceous 
plants are highly valued for their 
very early summer blooming. 
Of easy cultivation and are propa- 
gated by seed or by division of 
the roots. Pkt. 15 cts., 2 pkts. 25c. 

New Giant-Flowering 
Cosmos, "Lady Lenox" 

This is an entirely new race of 
Cosmos, of extraordinary size 
and beauty. The flower is a 
beautiful shell-pink, with oval 
petals of splendid substance. 
Each bloom is from 6 to 7 inches 
in diameter. The habit of the 
plant is strong and vigorous, 
growing 6 to 7 feet high. Pkt 
25 cts., 5 pkts. $1. 

Wild Cucumber 

A very rapid-gi owing climber 
which reaches a height of 30 feet 
in one season. It is covered with 
beautiful clusters of white sweet- 
scented flowers, followed by an 
abundance of ornamental prickly 
seed-pods and will reproduce it- 
self from self-sown seed every 
year. Hardy annual. Pkt. sets., 
oz. 25 cts. 


2747 White Spencer. J^e finest 

^ Sweet Pea 

ever offered. This novelty produces 
enormous pure white crinkled and 
waved flowers. The standard measures 
2 inches across, i % inches in depth. 
The stems are long and strong. The 
strong, vigorous vines are nearly cov- 
ered with bloom the entire season. 
Pkt. (10 seeds) 15 cts. 

2748 Primrose Spencer. ^. 

*- ting 

companion for White Spencer. The 
strong stems never have less than 
three very large flowers to the stem. 
The color is a true primrose. Pkt. (10 
seeds) 15 cts. 

2743 Queen Alexandra. This 

n e w 

Sweet Pea is a very vigorous grower 
and must have plentj' of room. The 
color of the flower is a bright scarlet-red 
self-colored. This and Henry Eckford 
are two choice varieties for exhibition. 
Pkt. 10 cts. 

2744 Henry Eckford. This is a 

1 handsome 

and distinct variety. The color is almost a clean orange self, the 
nearest to orange-yellow in any Sweet Pea. Pkt. 10 cts. 

The flower of this charming variety is 
not so large, but the plant is very rotSust 
and free-flowering. The color of the flower is a rich apricot, shading 
to a delicate blush pink. Pkt. 10 cts. 

One pkt. each of above 5 beautiful new Sweet Peas, 40 cts. 

1 185 Burbank's Crimson-Flowering Eschscholtzia 

ncer Sweet Pea 

2745 Sibyl Eckford. 

This was 'raised from a common 

New Giant-flowering Cosmos, "Lady Lenox" {'A natural size) 

' California Poppy " by the magic 
horticulturist, Luther Burbank. 
The first selection was a yellow 
flower, with a thread of crimson 
on the inside of the petals. After 
careful selections for nine years 
he has produced this beautiful 
Eschscholtzia. The plant is a con- 
stant bloomer, grows about i foot 
high and produces large clear 
rosy crimson flowers. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Salvia Farinacea 

(The Silver Sage) 

It appears to run altogether to 
flower, hundreds upon hundreds 
of tall spikes of silvery lavender 
blooms rising from a dense mass 
of foliage during the entire sea- 
son. Far handsomer is it indeed 
than almost any bedding plant 
we know of — there being no other 
of this color grown. As isolated 
specimens it is also very showy. 
Pkt. 10 cts. 

Petunia, Canary Bird 

(p. grandiflora fimbriata aarea) 
The Petunia "Canary Bird" is 
the realization of a long effort to 
produce a true yellow -colored 
Petunia. The flowers are of me- 
dium size, with finely fringed and 
curled edges of a distinct yellow 
color, which deepens in the 
throat. Pkt. 25 cts., 3 pkts. 6oc. 


219 Market §treet, PHIbADELPHIA,PA. 

Specialties in Flower Seeds 





Early Snowdrift Aster. 

Asters are of easy culture and deservedly popular. Sow seed 
5i inch deep, and wlien plants have three or four leaves, transplant a 
the black aster beetle when the buds begin first to come, picking them 

The earliest Aster in 
cultivation, while the 
flower is not surpassed in beauty by any of the later varie- 
ties; it has twelve to twenty long, slender, upright stems, 
crowned with immense, feather}', pure white flowers. Pkt. 15 
cts., 2 for 25 cts. 

Lavender Gem Aster. The color of this ne^v va- 

riety is an exquisite shade 
of delicate lavender, deepening with age. The plant is erect 
and of medium height, laranching close to the ground. The 
flowers are borne in profusion on long, slender, wiry stems. 


Pkt. 10 cts., 3 for 25 cts 

Daybreak Aster. 



on long stems 
3 pkts. 25 cts. 

Purity Aster. 

This beautiful Aster has flowers 
round as a ball, very large and full, 
the color is a lovely sea-shell pink. Pkt. 10 cts.. 

This new Aster is the handmaid to the 
Daybreak, being identical with it inform 
and habit, but blooms are pure white. Pkt. 10 cts. 

New Hercules Whit e As ter. This new Aster 

— — — — — — — — has a most im- 
posing aspect. The flowers are of the purest white, with very 
long petals, and attain the enormous diameter of 6 to 7 inches, 
and can be compared to the large exhibition flowers of the 
Giant Chrysanthemum. Pkt. 15 cts., 2 pkts. 25 cts. 

Semple's Late-flowering Branching 

Aster. The Branching Aster is very popular. The branch- 
* ing habit is accompanied with great vigor of growth 
and profusion of bloom. The flowers are of extraordinary size 
and e.xceedingly graceful, and are borne erect on very long 
stems. Blooms until fall. Perpkt. 

310 White Branching , |o 10 

311 Crimson Branching 10 

313 Shell-Pink Branching 10 

312 Finest Mixed Branching 10 


.March and April in coldframe or boxes in the house, covering them 
bout iS inches apart each way into well-prepared beds. Look out for 
off by hand. 


very favorite type. Thrifty upright plants ; large fine flowers, 
with long incurved petals. The florists' Aster, and one of the 



Per pkt. 

Snow- White So 10 

Glowing Crimson 10 

Brilliant Rose 10 

Azure-Blue 10 

Purple 10 

Per pkt. 

320 Carmine, edged white. So 10 

325 Dark Rose, edged 
white 10 

319 Blue, edged white 10 

326 Choice Mixed Sorts. 10 
VICTORIA ASTERS. A magnificent race of Asters. The 

colors include many delicate and some gorgeous shades; flow- 
ers very double and 4 inches across, and from twenty to thirty 
in a single plant ; 15 to 18 inches high. 

Per Pkt. I Perpkt. 

355 Pure White $0 10 ' 358 Deep Scarlet So 10 

356 Deep Pink 10 359 Peach Blossom 10 

Light Blue 10 360 Choice Mixed Sorts. 10 


very beautiful and distiirct class, with long curled and twisted 
petals formed into a loose, v'et dense half-globe, resembling the 
Japanese chrysanthemum. 

Per pkt. 
349 Delicate Pink, edged 

white So 10 

347 Choice Mixed Sorts. 10 
Snowdrift, theearliest Aster known. Of dwarf branching habit, 
very double flowers ; valuable for cutting. .\ favorite florists' 
Aster for early market. 

Per pkt. 

305 Light Bine 10 

306 Purple 10 

307 Mixed 10 



345 Pure White So 10 

346 New Carmine 10 

348 Deep Pink 10 1 

Per pkt. 

302 White So 10 

303 Pink 10 

304 Crimson 10 

New Lavender Gem Aster. Pkt. 10 cts. 



Mixed Colors So 05 

Pure White 05 

DEEP SCARLET TRIUMPH. Dwarf rich scarlet 10 


Mixed 05 

Pure White 05 

JEWEL, or BALL ASTERS. 2 feet high. Beautiful 
ball-shaped flowers. 

Apple Blossom. Shell-pink 10 

Crimson. \'ery showy and handsome 10 

Deep Rose. An excellent color 10 

1 pkl. each ol lhase 3 glorioua Astars, 25 cla. 

New Jewel. Mixed colors 10 

DWARF QUEEN ASTERS. Very large; fine form; 

Satin-White. Spotless white 10 

Crimson. Rosy crimson 10 

CROWN ASTER. Flowers with white center 10 

POPULAR MIXTURE OF ASTERS. This is a mi.xture of 

all the best \arifties of .Asters suitable for cut-flowers, consist- 
ing principally of white, pink and the brightest red, with a 
small proportion of blue and purple and some intermediate 
shades. This mixture, being made by ourselves, we know con- 
tains only the most salable colors for cut-flower use, and offer 
it as a good substitute for the higher-priced separate colors. 
Large pkt. 10 cts., trade pkt. 25 cts., oz. S'-25. 
WHITE ASTERS IN MIXTURE. This mixture is made up 
bv ourselves of all the wliite-flowering Asters suitable for cut- ' 
flowers, and includes Giant Comet Snow and White Branch- 
ing. Large pkt. 10 cts., trade pkt. 25 cts., oz Si. 50. 









Used largely for bedding and borders. It is exceedingly attractive 
when mingled with alyssuni, candytuft or similar plants. 

Per pkt. 

100 Mexicanum. Lilac-blue So 05 

101 Lasseauxii. Beautiful rose-color 05 

102 Choice Mixed per oz., 25cts. .. 05 

104 White Gem. Very dwarf, free-flowering 05 

305 Little Dorrit. Azure-blue 05 

106 Swanley Blue. Large flowers; fine 05 

107 Blue Perfection. Very dark blue ; dwarf; finest of all . . 05 

109 Princess Victoria Louise. Novelty. Center white, edged 

with blue. Very beautiful sort ; dwarf 10 

110 Plue Star. A new variety. Tiny and compact, only 4 to 

5 inches high, densely covered with light blue flowers; 
splendid for edgings and ribbon bedding 10 


For borders, edgings, baskets, pots, rockwork or for cutting 
should be used liberally. In borders sow thickly, so as to form 
masses. Sow very early in the spring. Cut back after the first flow- 
ers fade and others will come. 

Per pkt. 

140 Sweet Alyssnm per oz., 2octs,..$o 05 

141 Tom Thumb. Dwarf " 25Cts. .. 05 

142 Little Gem, Distinct; very dwarf " 4octs. .. 05 

143 Saxatile compactum. Perennial; yellow 05 

144 Carpet of Snow. Pure white; only 2 to 3 inches high; 

a profuse bloomer, sliowing as iiiany as 300 heads of 

snow-white flowers at one time on one plant. Annual 

per oz., 30 cts. . . 05 



The Snapdragon is 
one of our finest peren- 
nials. If planted early 
will flower the first year 
asan annual. The newer 
sorts are flowers of great 
variety of colors and 
markings and brilliancy, 
making rich spikes 
beautiful for cutting. 
Sow seed in the open 
ground, transplanting to 
I foot apart each way. 
They will bloom in July 
and August. 


Flowers nearly double 
the size of the older 

230 Giant Queen Vic- 

toria. Very large; 
fine white. (See 
cut.) Pkt. 10 cts. 

231 Giant Delilah. 

White and car- 
mine. Pkt. 10 cts. 

232 Giant Firefly. 

Scarlet and white. 
Pkt. 10 cts. 

233 Giant Romeo. 

Beautiful rose. 
Pkt. 10 cts. 

234 Giant Yellow. 

Pkt. 10 cts. 

235 Giant Scarlet. 

Pkt. 10 cts. 
238 Giant Mixed 
Colors. Pkt. IOC. 

Giant Snapdragon, Queen Victoria 
Pkt. 10 cts. - 


Blooms profusel}'; 
onl)^ 6 inches high. 
233 Queen of the 

North. Pure 

white. Pkt. 10 cts. 
222 Golden Queen. 

Pure yellow. Pkt. 

10 cts. 

224 Black Prince. 

N e a r 1 y black ; 
fine. Pkt. 10 cts. 

225 Defiance. New. 

Fiery scarlet. Pkt. 
15 cts. 

220 Dwarf Sorts 
Mixed. Pkt. 5c. 


Sow in the open 
ground in May. Trans- 
planting two or three 
times has a tendency to 
dwarf the plants into 
better shape, and is ad- 
vantageous. Give them 
plenty of room, as they 
easily cover 12 to 18 
inches of space each 

380 White Perfection. 
384 Double Mixed Sorts 

386 Royal Camellia-flowered, Prize Mixed 

White Perfection Balsam 

The finest pure white 

Per pkt. 



. A fine strain 

of very double flowers of e.x.quisite shades 10 

388 Improved Camellia, Pure White (alba perfecta). 

A really pure white, verj' double Balsam has long been a 
desideratum both for the private planter and the practical 
florist. Our stock of this grand accjuisition is absolute 
perfection in snow-white color, size of bloom, doubleness 
and symmetry of plant 10 

New King and Queen Balsams 


389 The King. Glowing fiery scarlet 10 

390 The Queen. Deep rose-pink ; e.vquisite :o 

CAMPANULA (Canterbury Bells) 

Should be more largely planted than they are. Some are hardy 
perennials and some biennials. Should be sown outdoors early in 
July and thin or transplant to temporary quarters until October. 
Transplant them 6 or 8 inches apart in a coldframe, where they will 
make large plants by spring, and are as easily cared for as pansies. 
Transplant in the spring iS or 20 inches apart in beds where they 
are to bloom. Or, if sown very early in the spring, the hardy per- 
ennial sorts will bloom early the ne.xt year. All varieties like a rich, 
sandy soil with good drainage. 

CANTERBURY BELLS {Campanula Medium). Bloom 
first year if sown early. 

Per pkt. 

608 Blue $0 05 

609 White 05 

610 Rose 05 

611 Mixed 05 

612 Double Blue 10 

613 Double White 10 

614 Double Rose 10 

615 Double Mixed 10 

604 CUP AND SAUCER [C. calycanthema). Symmetrical 
plant often with 30 or 40 flowers open at the same time 
on a single plant. Flowers are large, resembling a cup 
and saucer. Colors blue, rose, lilac and white 05 

606 PYRAMIDALIS, Mixed. A grand sort, known as the 

Pyramidal Bellflower. Color blue or white ; plants grow 
about 4 feet high, of elegant pyramidal form, bearing 
thousands of exquisite bell-shaped flowers 05 

607 Pyramidalis alba. A white sort of above 05 



One of the best white-flower- 
ing plants for edging, bedding, 
massing and for cutting. Sow out- 
doors where ihey are to bloom. 

620 White Fragrant. Pure 

white, pinnated foliage, i 
ft. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts. 

621 Crimson. Very beautiful. 

I ft. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts. 

622 White Rocket. Large 

trusses of pure white flow- 
ers. I ft. Pkt. 5c., oz. 20c. 

623 White Tom Thumb. A 

new dwarf variety, growing 
about 6 inches high, branch- 
ing into a handsome bush 
about 16 inches in diame- 
ter. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts. 

624 Fine Mixed. Pkt. 5 cts., 

oz. 15 cts. 

625 New Empress, or Giant 

White Hyacinth - flow- 
ered. One of the finest 
varieties of recent introduc- 
tion. The plant is of a very 
branching habit, and as- 
sumes when fully grown 
and covered with its large 
trusses of pure white flow- 
ers, a very handsome can- 
delabrum-like aspect. Pkt. 
10 cts., oz. 30 cts. 


It is very interesting to grow 
Carnations from seed. The Mar- 
garet Carnations are especially 
adapted for outdoor culture, 
growing them as annuals from 
seed sown in the spring. 


Without e.xception, these 
are the most abundant 
bloomers of all the Carna- 
tion Pinks. The flowersare 
of brilliant colors, ranging 
through many beautiful 
shades of red, pink, white, 
variegated, etc. ; they are 
of perfect form and large 
size. Those sown in spring 
commence flowering in 
earlj' summer, and con- 
tinue to bloom in lavish 
profusion until checked by 
frost. Pkt. 10 cts., 3 pkts. 
25 cts. Per 

Crimson go 10 

White 10 


Candytuft, New Empress. Pkt. 10 cts. 

65S Rose 10 

659 Striped 10 

CENTAUREA (Cornflower) 

Very attractive, exquisite blue-colored flowers of easiest culture ; 
one of the most attractive and graceful of all the old-fashioned flow- 
ers. Sow early in the spring in the beds where they are to bloom. 

691 Emperor William. Fine sky-blue. 

690 Dwarf Victoria. Fine for pots and edgings 

689 Alba para. Pure white 

688 Mixed Blue Sorts pe 



{Centaurea Impertalis) 

These are a grand improvement over 
the old Sweet Sultan, producing long- 
stemmed blossoms 3 to 4 inches across 
— ^graceful, airy and deliciously fragrant; 
the colors from white, through shades 
of pink and red to crimson, blues, lilac 
and royal purple. If cut when scarcely 
opened, they last ten days in water. 

Per pkt. 

692 Alba. Finest pure white $0 10 

693 Favorita. Rosy lilac 10 

694 Splendens. Rich dark purple. 10 

695 Chameleon. Pale j-ellow, 

changing to rose 10 

696 Imperial, Mixed Colors 10 


(Dusty Miller) 

These are white-leaved perennial va- 
rieties, much u.sed for ribbon borders 
and edgings of beds, not being allowed 
to bloom. Succeed anywhere, p^^ pVt 

685 Candidissima. Entire plant 

silvery white. Leaves much 
divided; flowers purple $0 10 

686 Gymnocarpa. Whole plant vel- 

vety white; leavessilverj'gray, 
finely divided; -flowers rose- 
violet JO 

Per pkt. 

So 05 



r oz, 25 cts. . . 05 

New Carnation, Giants of Nice, Pkt. 20 cts. 

RITE. .An improvement on the above in size of flower, 
dwarf er and more stocky plants 15 

661 Finest German Double Mixed. Saved from extra 

choice named double flowers 10 

655 New Carnation, GIANTS OF NICE. A new giant 
strain of perpetual Carnations, introduced by a celebrated 
French specialist. It is unquestionably the' finest of the 
perpetual class, attaining an immense size and beginning 
to bloom almost as early as the Carnation Marguerite, and 
producing nearly 100 per cent double flowers with a la'-ge 
percentage of yellows. Th-v 
are profuse bioomers, cisii- 
ciously fragrant and contain 
a magnificent variety of col- 
ors and markings. As the 
flowers last a long time after 
being cut, they will be found 
equally valuable to the florist 
and private gardener for 
open ground or pot culture. 

3 pkts. 50 cts. . . 20 


Guill.iud I^inks bloom pro- 
fusely in the summer and au- 
tumn from spring-.sown seed. 
The flowers are very large, 
of perfect shape, very fra- 
grant. They contain flowers 
of ckar yellow and others 
with j ellow stripes 20 

FLOWERING. The latest 
creation of a famous French 
specialist, surpassing all 
other Carnations in richness 
and varietj- of coloring. It 
has all the qualities of the old 
Perpetual Carnation, flower- 
ing continuously si.v months 
after sowing the seed. The 
immense double blooms fre- 
(juently have fringed edges, 
some rich solid colors.others 
tinted and blended. Very 
sweet perfume 15 

||[^§gP£E^^^ JSEEPa^l " FLO WEfi^ SEEDS 

COCKSCOMB (Celosia) 

Very interesting old-fashioned flowers, some varieties producing 
tlie large Cockscomb of rich scarlet, others the beautifully plumed 
and richly colored varieties. The tall, plumed sorts should be planted 
in groups. Sow where they are to bloom, but transplant into rich 
soil about the time the combs begin to form, and the heads will be 
much larger. 

CRESTED (Celosia cristata) Perpkt. 

675 Dwarf Crimson. Large combs $0 05 

676 Variegata. Crimson and gold 05 

677 Japonica. Ruffled scarlet combs 05 

678 Glasgow Prize. Immense crimson 05 

6S0 Queen of the Dwarfs. Only 8 inches high ; combs often 

10 inclies across ; dark scarlet 10 

681 Empress. Wanmioth bright combs, bronze foliage 10 

679 Cristata. Mixed 05 

PLUMED (Celosia spicata) 
671 Pink Plume, The flowers of this charming Celosia open of a 

fresh bright rose 
tint and the lower 
involucres change 
gradually to a 

^^^^^^^^^^ silvery white, thus 

^'^^^^^^^^^HV,'^\V!]^J^^^H presenting to the 

v\ • V^^^^^B ^- '^ most cliarm- 

, > iW-^^^M ing combination of 

color. The ele- 

WJJf^^^^^^t. \,?f ^>^^^H g^xt long-stem- 

^^^^ med flowers pre- 

F^^^^^B^ '<lk^^^S^H serve their beauty 

s.Vi«lr^^K^&S ft'^^^^B^ ! ^«<?^^^H even in unfavor- 

M Frj^^~^~W SP^^^^^" able weather, and 

■ ' furnish quite an 

^ij^/ «^ ll^rsi^B^r -r^^H excellent materia! 

^ •Swi '^^^K -^"■''^^^^k for making up 

^ '-''j^^H bouquets, etc. In 

addition to this 
^, i^—K - they are very suit- 

l^t/^^H^ \y -i^^^l ^^'^ ^^'^ drying, 

^ ' '<£^^^^ , «">'.' .^H^H and as the plant 

blooms for a very 
> v'/jm long period, it is 

yf/gk equally valuable 

^ both for the open 

ft>jBSW ^^^^ border and for 

tnHHI^'^^Kl^^^Hrl^^l culture in pots. 

Pkt. 10 cts. 

Celosia spicata (Pink Plume) 682 Ostrich Feather. 

This nev.' feath- 
ered Celosia produces very large plumes which are exquisitely 
curved and curled in exact resemblance to an ostrich feather. 
Pkt. 10 cts. 


One of our favorite fall flowers. The newer varieties have added 
much to its beauty. Should be planted in broad masses or along 
borders, against evergreens or fences. Start the seed early in the 
house or frame, transplanting to the open ground. If topped or 
pinched back when half-grown, the plants will bloom earlier and be 
a better shape. Perpkt. 
932 Mammoth Perfection. A vast improvement over the 
old sort; flowers double the size, the petals being broad 
and overlapping, forming a perfectly round flower. Fine 
for cutting for bouquets and vases, keeping several days 
in water, and lasting outdoors until cut down by frost. 

Mixed $0 10 

931 Mammoth Perfection, Pure White 10 

934 Dawn, New Early Dwarf Large-flowering. More 

bushy and compact than the older varieties, and grows 
only about 4 feet, while all others attain a height of 6 to 
7 feet. The flowers are fully as large as those of the old 
sort, pure white, with a tinge of rose. Thej' commence to 
blooin in July and last until frost ic 

935 Klondyke. Large-flowering golden yellow 10 


(Yellow Flowering Pea) 

A beautiful low-growing bushy annual, with flowers of rich golden 
yellow, of true sweet pea form. The blossoms are borne in racemes; 
sometimes over forty to one spike. The leaves are dark green and 
the seed-pods when shaken produce a sound like a child's rattle. 
Pkt. 10 cts., 3 pkts. 25 cts. 


The family of Pinks is unrivaled for brilliancy and rich variety of 
color, blooming profusely until late in the autumn, rendering them 
one of the most satisfactory of all our annuals for garden decoration. 
Height, about i foot. 

loSo Chinensis (China Pink). Large, double, fragrant 

flower.s. Mixed per oz., 25 cts. ..$0 05 

1081 Heddewigi diadematis fl. pi. (Double Diadem Japan 

Pink). Densely double flowers 3 inches in diameter; 
beautiful tints of crimson, lilac, purple, outer edges 

fringed with white. 6 inches per oz., 75 cts. . . 05 

10S4 Imperialis (Double Imperial Pink) " 40cts. .. 05 

1085 Laciniatus fl. pi. (Double Fringed Japan Pink). Large, 

double, showy flowers, with fringed edges; various col- 
ors and beautifully striped per oz., 50 cts.. . 05 

1092 Mourning Cloak. Rich blackish velvety crimson, mar- 

gined with pure white 05 

1095 ROYAL PINK (Dianthus Heddewigi nobilis). The 

flowers are very large and the petals are frilled and 
fringed. The colors are of a deep yet very bright blood- 
red, then shade to carmine and pink and even white 10 

1096 STAR PINK (D. sicllaris). This novelty represents a 

new class of the Chinese Pink. Each single flower has the 
form of a five- or six-rayed star, hence the name Star Pink. 
They bloom continuously from June to October, with a 
matchless display of color and variety of markings 10 

1097 SALMON QUEEN. This beautiful double annual Pink 

lias finely fringed flowers of a fiery salmon-red, turning to 
a charming salmon-pink as they get older. Plants are 10 
to 12 inches high and bloom profusely throughout the 
whole season 10 


1094 Dianthus laciniatus nanus. New Hybrids. This is a 
grand new strain of the annual Pinks, with laciniated or 
fringed petals. The flowers vary in shade from white to 
deep rose and even to purplish red ; are all tinged more 
or less with bright salmony red or salmony scarlet. The 
plants grow only about 10 inches high and are remark- 
able for their free-flowe.dng character 10 

1086 Crimson Belle. Magnificent large, single fringed .lowers 

of lustrous velvety crimson 05 

1087 Eastern Queen. Immense single flowers, beautifully 

fringed, marbled and suffused with carmine, rose, mauve 
and lilac 05 

1088 Snowflake. Snow-white, exquisitely fringed 05 

1089 Laciniatus, Mixed Colors. Single fringed ... oz., 40c. . . 05 
logo Heddewigi, Mixed Colors (Single Japan Pinks). A mag- 
nificent strain, the flowers averaging 2 to 3 inches across, 

of man}' exquisite colors per oz., 40 cts.. . 05 

1093 Salmon Queen. A new variety of a most brilliant salmon 

color 10 


1082 Plumarius (Pheasant's Eye). A beautiful single, hardy 

Pink, with fringed-edged white flowers, with a dark 
center per oz., 20 cts.. . 05 

1083 Plumarius fl. pi. Double and semi-double varieties in 

beautiful colors 10 

1091 Fine Garden, or Clove-scented Pinks ( Hortensis Va- 
rieties). Beautiful double mixed colors 10 

DELPHINIUM (Larkspur) 

One of the most exquisite blue-tinted flowers that we have. Very 
effective planted in beds or masses, in borders, or better than all in 
combination with white lilies, blooming at the same time as the 
exquisite Lilium caiididuni. If picked freely and not allowed to go 
to seed, they will continue blooming all summer. Plant iK to 2 feet 
apart each way. But perennial varieties should be sown in the fall or 
very early in the spring, transplanting to the open ground. 

1064 Giant Double Hybrids. Magnificent stately plants, growing 
5 to 8 feet high, with great flowering spikes in wonderful pro- 
portions. Cut off the spikes before producing seed and they 
will bloom for months. Pkt. 5 cts. 


WALTEP^ p. STOKES ^ 219 iVlarket Street. PHIL>ADELPHIA,RA.i 

FORGET-ME-NOT (Myosotis) 

These quaint little hardy perennials love cool, moist soils, and, like 
pansies, bloom most freely in the fall and early spring. Excellent for 
borders, edgings, or will bloom nicely in winter in a cool room in 
pots. Once established, they self-seed themselves. Sow in the spring 
in warm, sunny border. Perpkt. 
2I0O Palustris. The true Forget-me-not ; beautiful blue $005 

2102 Dissitiflora. Large, blue flowers, compact and very early. 10 

2103 Victoria. Of bushy habit ; large, bright azure-blue flow- 

ers ; very fine 10 

2ior Pure White 05 

2104 Blue 05 

2107 MLsed 05 

2105 Rose 03 

OBELISK VARIETIES. These are of upright, pillar 

form, 10 to 12 inches high and very floriferous. 

2108 Blue 10 

2109 Pink 10 

2 1 10 White 10 

FOXGLOVE (Digitalis) 

Particularl}' desirable for growing among shrubbery or in masses, 
along walks or drives. In rich soils the spikes attain a height of 2 or 
3 feet. Seed sown outdoors in the spring and the seedlings trans- 
planted where they are to grow will make fine flowering stalks the 
ne.vt season. Perpkt. 

1 :20 Mixed So 05 

1 121 Gloxinioides, Mixed. Beautiful plants, well furnished 
with large glo.xinia-like flowers of a great rangt of colors, 
with beautiful throat markings, spots and blotches of 
purple, maroon, etc 05 


A charming little plant, blooming quickly from seed and all 
through the season. Valuable for edgings, baskets and pots. Sow 
outdoors m the spring where the plants are to grow. 

COMPACT VARIETIES (Lobelia compacla). Compact 
plants 4 to 6 inches high, forming little mounds of bloom. 

Per pkt. 

1840 Crystal Palace. Rich blue $0 10 

1845 Mixed 05 

vases or hanging baskets or rockeries. 
1844 Mixed 05 

Glowing Ball (Kochia scoparia) growing at Floracroft. Pkt. 5 cti. 



Stately, old-fashioned perennials, but most beautiful when seen in 
groups or long rows, with a background of evergreen or shrubbery. 
Seed should be sown in 
April or Maj- to bloom 
the ne.xt year, giving a 
foot or more space each 
way for development. 
An occasional spraj'ing 
with Bordeau.x Rli.xture 
will help to keep down 
the Hollyhock rust, 
which is sometimes 

1564 NEW MAM. 

flowers of this new 
variety are so dif- 
ferent from the 
old conventional 
ones that but for 
the similar habit 
of the plant it 
would not be taken 
for a Hollyhock. 
They are from 4 
to 6 inches in di- 
ameter, ranging 
from semi-double 
to d o u bl e , and 
finely fringed and 
curled. The col- 
ors are shell-pink, 
rose and ruby-red, 
a shade or two 
deeper at the cen- 
ter, and exqui- 
sitelj' tinted to- 
ward the edge. 
Pkt. :o cts., 3 
pkts. 25 cts. 

C H A T E R ' S 
BLE. A magnificent strain of pure double-flowering sorts. 

Per pkt. 

1565 Red $0 10 

1562 Pink 10 

1560 White 10 

1561 Yellow 10 

155S Salmon 10 

1559 Crimson 10 

1563 Mixed 10 


1842 [Kochia scoparia) 

We predict that tliis new annual plant 
will be very popular as soon as it is 
known. It is an annual and grows easily 
and quickly from seed sown in the open 
ground. It grows 2 to 2\i feet high, 
with many slender branches pressed 
close to the main stem. A singular 
feature of this plant is that it aKvays 
keeps a globul.'ir form, even when very 
small, a row of them making a very 
striking object all through their growth. 
They are a beautihil, light, feathery 
,;ree'n until September, when the whole 
]ilant becomes a solid mass of bright 
^carlet flowers, the bushy plants resem- 
bling balls of fire. They should be 
])lan"ted at least 2 to 3 feet apart each 
way ; or, the seed can be sown in 
in.asses, as in the fall of the year a solid 
mass of them is very handsome. \'ery 
iiighly reconnnended. I'kt. 5 cts. 

Allegheny HoUyhock. Pkt. 10 cts. 

glgKE^g^^^^^^^^^^^ gEED^l FLO WEfi^ SEEDS 

Japanese BIorning-Glory. 


Well-known annuals. Very 
free-flowering and of easy cul- 
ture. The African varieties have 
large )-ellow or orange-colored 
flowers, and are adapted to large 
beds. The French are dwarfer 
in growth, with beautiful striped 
flow^ers, and are better suited to 
pot culture. 


1941 Eldorado. Flowers 3 to 4 

inches in diameter, per- 
fectly and extremely 
double. Every shade. 
Pkt. 5 cts. 

1943 Large African. Very 

large ; orange, brown and 
yellow. Pkt. 5c., oz. 15c. 


1940 Gold Striped. Double 
dwarf; brownish red, 
striped golden yellow. 
Pkt. 5 cts. 

1942 Dwarf French Mixed. 

Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts. 

1944 Little Brownie (Legion 

d'Honneur). Charming, 
compact little bushes. 
Flowers single, golden 
yellow, with large spot of 
crimson-velvet. Pkt. loc. 
'939 Gold Ring. This charming 
variety is a fine match to 
the old Legion of Honor 
in growth, height and free- 
flowering qualities. In color it is dark velvety brown, each 
petal gracefully surrounded with a distinct gold ring. The 
compact, bushy plant blooms with a richness and constancy 
that is surprising. Pkt. 10 cts., 3 pkts. 25 cts. 


( Reseda ) 

Sow in pots or boxes under glass in 
February or March. Pot off the seed- 
lings to make good plants for bedding 
out in April. Again sow outdoors in 
April and about every few weeks for 
successi'-.n, and you will have exquisite 
bloom, with fragrant flowers, until 
frost. Per pkt. 

2020 Sweet-scented. . .oz., ioc...$o 05 
2022 Golden Queen. Golden 

yellow 05 

2024 Machet. Very compact; 

fine for pot culture; red... 

per 02., 60 cts. . . 10 

2025 Gabrielle. Large spikes of 

red flowers ; very fragrant ; 
fine for pot culture 10 

2026 Miles' Hybrid Spiral. 

Pure white 05 

2027 Giant White Spiral 

per oz., 25 cts. . . 05 

2028 Red Victoria. Dwarf, 

branching habit ; very sweet 

red flowers 10 

2029 Allen's Defiance. Immense 

spikes, 12 to 15 inches long ; 
very fragrant lO 

2021 Red Goliath. Large spikes 

6 to 8 inches long ; color 
fire-red, with rich green foli- 
age ; very fragrant ; fine for 
cutting 15 



We had to wait for the lit- 
tle Japanese to show us 
what a beautiful plant the 
Morning-Glorj' could be. 
One great charm of these 
plants lies in the great 
variety and infinite charm 
of its foliage, as well as 
the size and beauty of the 
flowers the latter varying 
from pure white to rose, 
crimson and carmine, 
through blues and purples 
of every shade. The vines 
are vigorous, growing to a 
height of 30 or 40 feet in 
rich soil. Pkt. 10 cts., 3. 
pkts. 25 cts. 

920 Tricolor roseus. Rose- 

color, with white center 
and bands of golden yel- 
low. Pkt. 5 cts. 

921 Major, Mixed (Common. 

Morning-Glory ) . Pkt. 5c., 
oz. IS cts. 


922 Mauritanicus. Trailing 
plant for baskets ; blue. 
Pkt. 10 cts. 

924 Minor, Mixed. Pkt. 5 cts. 


Nigella, Miss Jekyll 

[Ipomoea grandiflora noctiflora) 

1664 The White-seeded Moonflower. No one who has a trellis 
or arbor to cover should neglect to plant the Moonflower— the 
most rapid-growing of all annual climb- 
ing vines. The vines are literally 
covered with thousands of immense^ 
pure white, fragrant flowers, opening in 
the evening and remaining open until 
noon the following day, and, if cloudy, 
all day, many of them measuring over 
7 inches across. Planted in rich ground^ 
in a sunny situation, and given plenty 
of water, the vines attain a height of 75 
feet. Pkt. 10 cts. Plants, 10 cts. each, 
by mail 15 cts. 


(Love-in-a-Mist) NOVELTY 

2210 Miss Jekyll. From Messrs. Sut- 
ton & Son, the celebrated seeds- 
men of England, comes this new 
Nigella, or Love-in-a-Mist. It is a 
most attractive annual, growing 
easily from seed and having a 
great abu ndance of long-stemmed 
flowers, which are the most beau- 
tiful corn-flower blue, prettily set 
in its slender foliage. Sow in the 
open ground in April. Pkt. loc. 


2180 Sanderae. New. A profuse-flow- 
ering annual of bushy, branching 
growth, 2 feet high, bearing large, 
carmine-rose flowers during sum- 
mer and fall. Pkt. 10 cts. 

2181 Affinis. The popular free-flower- 
ing variety ; fragrant star-shaped 
white flowers; annual ; 3 ft. high. 
Pkt. 5 cts. 

Pkt. 10 cts. 


A marvelous range of new colors has been developed in this favorite 
flower, which is in constant bloom throughout the season, and if these 
are kept well picked so that the plant cannot produce seed they will con- 
tinue to flower until frost. No other annual flower seed will produce 
such a lavish profusion of bloom for so long a time and with the same 
small outlay of care and attention. Thin, poor soil, if possible disinte- 
grated rock, is the best soil, as this produces the maximum of bloom. 
Soils in which manure has been used heavily causes the plant to pro- 
duce a heavy growth of leaves at the expense of blossoms. 
They are also in such soils apt to rot off in wet weather, espe- 
cially if the plants have been left standing close to one another. 
You cannot have too many Nasturtiums. Plant them along 
fences, hedges or wherever it is desired to have 
a bunch of bright color. 


These have a neat, compact habit and attrac- 
tive foliage, are not disturbed by insects, bloom 
in two months from seed, and most profusel)' 
till frost. 


mixture is composed of the choicest 
large -flowering named varieties and 
grown both in mixture and separate 
strains properl}' blended. No mixture 
of Nasturtiums can exceed this in 
quality and quantity of bloom. Large 
pkt. 10 cts. , oz. 15 cts., 2 ozs. 25Cts., Klb. 

35 cts., lb. $1. T> 1 ^ 

''•^ ' ^ Per pkt. Oz. 

2146 Aurora. Yellow, veined $0 05 $0 10 

2121 Beauty. Yellow and scarlet. 05 10 

2132 Chameleon. Splashed with 

crimson, bronze and yellow 05 15 

2133 Coeruleo-roseum. Bluish rose So 05 

2122 Crimson 05 

2134 Crystal Palace Gem. Yellow and carmine 05 

2143 Empress of India. Deep crimson ; fine dark 


2123 Golden Cloth. Golden yellow leaves, scarlet 


213s Golden King. Golden yellow 05 

2136 King of Tom Thumbs. Scarlet 

2140 King Theodore. Black, velvetj- 05 

2145 Lady Bird, Yellow and red 05 

2130 Prince Henry. Light yellow, marbled scarlet ... 05 

2124 Rose 05 

2125 Ruby King. Dark red 05 

2126 Spotted 05 

2142 White or Pearl 05 

2141 Yellow 05 

2147 Mixed per lb., 70 cts... 05 

Per pkt. 


TALL, or CLIMBING NASTURTIUMS {Tropaeolum majus) 

Besides their ordinari* garden use for trailing over fences, trellises, 
stone walls, etc., these can also be grown as pot-plants for winter 
flowering, as screens, or as trailers for hanging baskets and vases. 


NASTURTIUMS. This mixture is composed of the finest 
and most distinct varieties grown in choice mixture, with the 
addition of the finest named sorts, including the Lobbianum 
varieties, the hybrids of Mme. Gunther, etc., and it is unequaled 
in this class of Nasturtiums. Large pkts. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., 
2 ozs. 25 cts., K lb. 35 cts., lb. Si. Per pkt. Oz. 

2127 Jupiter. New giant-flowered, beautiful golden 

yellow $0 05 $0 20 

2128 Chameleon. Various 05 15 

2129 Dark Crimson 05 10 

2160 Edward Otto. Brownish lilac 05 15 

2137 Hemisphaericum. Orange 05 10 

2161 Heinemanni. Chocolate 05 10 

2144 King Theodore. Black 05 10 

2154 Orange 05 10 

2162 Pearl. Whitish 05 10 

2138 Regelianum. Purplish violet 05 10 

2139 Moltke. Bluish rose 05 10 

2163 Rose 05 10 

2155 Scarlet 05 10 

2164 Scheneriannm. Spotted 05 10 

2165 SchiUingi. Yellow, spotted 03 10 

Types of Stokes' Standard Dwarf Nasturtiums 


Per pkt. Oz. 

2166 Schulzi. Darkest-leaved So 05 So 10 

2167 Striped 05 10 

2168 Yellow 05 10 

2169 Vesuvius. Salmon ; dark-leaved 05 10 

2156 Mixed per lb., 60 cts. . . 05 10 

LOBB'S NASTURTIUMS {Tropaeolum Lobbianum, etc.) 

This class is remarkable for the intensely brilliant colors of its 
flowers, which are a trifle smaller than those of other sorts. In mod- 
erately rich soil they climb high and bloom brilliantly. Average 
height, 6 feet. Per pkt. Oz. 

2170 Ivy-leaved. A fine new strain with dark green 

ivv-Iike leaves and beautiful laciniated deep scar- 
let flowers So 05 So 35 

2148 Asa Gray. Yellowish white 05 15 

2172 Fnlgens. Dark scarlet 05 15 

2173 Marguerite. Pale yellow, flushed blood-red 05 15 

2174 Lucifer. \'ery dark scarlet 05 15 

2175 Crown Prince of Prussia. Blood-red 05 15 

2159 Giant of Battles. Suljilnir and red 05 15 

2176 Primrose. Cream, with brown spots 05 15 

2177 Crystal Palace. Scarlet 05 15 

2151 Spitfire. Brilliant scarlet 05 15 

2178 Lilli Schmidt. Scarlet 05 15 

2179 Lilliput, Mixed 05 15 

2152 Finest Mixed . 05 15 

2157 NEW CLIMBING NASTURTIUM. Hybrids of Madam 

Gunther. A strain of French origin, remarkable for the wide 
range of exquisite colors ; striped and blotched, mottled and 
variegated in the most fantastic manner. Fine for porches, 
vases or trailing on the ground. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts. 



PANSY The Favorite Flower 

For early outdoor bedding the seed is sown in August or September in a coldframe, setting the plants 2 to 3 inches apart each way. In the 
spring three-quarters of them can be lifted out for bedding and the rest left to bloom in the frame, covering the blooming plants with sash 
and covering this in severe weather but giving plenty of fresh air on mild days. The spring sowing should be made early. Seed sown in a 
cool, moist place in June will give flowering plants for fall. If they come into bloom in the heat of summer, the flowers will be small, but as 
the weather becomes cooler, they increase in size and beauty. Early fall sowings give the finest flowers. 


2300 STOKES' STANDARD MIXED PANSY is the finest 
strain of Giant Pansies it is possible to produce. It is a blend 
of all that is finest in Pansies from France, England and Ger- 
many. It is absolutely unrivaled in range of magnificent 
colors, size and substance. To this mixture I am constantly 
adding the newest novelties as they are introduced, and my 
customers can confidently rely upon getting all the finest it is 
possible to procure in this choice blend. Pkt. .30 cts., 2 pkts. 

50 cts., VsOZ. $1.2$, OZ. $7. 

2299 Kingly Collection of Giant Pannes, Mixed. A most ex- 
cellent strain, the same as has been sold for years by the late 
firm of Johnson & Stokes, and has given great satisfaction. 
Pkt. 20 cts., Ysoz. $1, OZ. $5. Per pkt. 

2309 Giant Mme. Perret. A magnificent giant strain of rare 
excellence ; very early, vigorous and a rich combination 
of colors $0 20 

2279 Giant Odier. Large blotched; show Pansies; extra.... 10 

2281 Bugnot's Superb Blotched. Saved from a fine collec- 

tion 15 

2282 Giant Trimardeau. Choice mixed flowers of an im- 

mense size and beautiful colors 10 

2294 Cassier's Giant Blotched. Unsurpassed quality, rich 

colors 20 

2273 Masterpiece. A magnificent giant variety, with curled 

petals and wide range of rich colors 15 

2250 Orchid-flowered. New. Rare shades 20 

2251 English Large-flowering. Fine mixed 10 

2252 Imperial German. Choice mixed ; a beautiful strain of 

giant blotched show Pansies ; very popular lo 

2253 Fine Mlsed 05 

2254 Fine English Mixed 10 

2259 Giant 

2260 " 
2267 " 
2292 " 




Per pkl. 

2308 Azure-Blue $0 05 

2261 Belgian Striped 05 

2236 Black (Faust) 05 

2274 Bronze 05 

2262 Emperor Frederick. New. Dark red 05 

2275 Emperor William. Ultramarine-blue 05 

2272 President Carnot. Large white, with violet blotches... 05 
2277 Fire Dragon. Fiery orange and bronze 05 

2255 Fire King. Golden yellow, upper petals purple 05 

2256 French. Large-flowering ; finest mixed 05 

2257 Gold Margined 05 


Per pkt. 

Adonis. Beautiful light blue $0 10 

Prince Bismarck. Beautiful brown shades 10 

Striped. Very effective 10 

Peacock. Ultramarine - blue, claret and white; 

extra lo 

Emperor William. The best blue 10 

Parisian. Stained ; great diversity of gay colors ; 

mostly five-blotched flowers ; fine 10 

Fire King. Golden yellow, upper petals purple. . 10 

Lord Beaconsfield. Purple, white petals 10 

White. With purple eye ; beautiful 10 

Yellow. With dark eyes; very fine 10 

King of the Blacks 10 

Golden Queen. Pure yellow ; no eye 10 

Dark Blue 10 

Snowflake. Pure white; extra ' 10 

Hortensia. New. Red shades 10 


Per pkt. 

2278 Lord Beaconsfield. Deep purple violet $005 

2283 Prince Bismarck. Beautiful golden bronze 05 

22S4 Quadricolor, or Pheasant's Eye (Rainbow). Beautiful. 05 

2285 Snow Queen. Satiny white 05 

2287 Striped and Mottled. Large-flowered 05. 

2264 Meteor. New. Bright brown 05 

2265 Peacock. Ultramarine-blue, deep claret and white 05. 

2266 Red Victoria. New. Very fine 05 

2258 Red Riding Hood. Red; tree bloomer 05 

2297 White. Pure 05 

2298 Yellow. Pure 05 

Type 01 St;:.!ut,' Standard Pansy 




219 Market §^eet, PHIbADELPH]A,PA. 


One of our easiest grown annuals. Can be sown where they are to 
grow or can be started in a coldframe and transplanted for earlier 
bloom. Seed of the double varieties should be very carefully sown, 
as they are less vigorous, and be sure that j'ou save all of the weakest, 
poorest seedlings, as the}* probably are the best double flowers. 

SINGLE PETUNIAS (For Bedding) Perpkt. 

2340 Dwarf Inimitable. Dwarf plants, 6 to 8 inches high; 

flowers cherry-red, with a white center; splendid for 
edgings, massing, etc $0 10 

2341 Striped and Blotched^ Extra strain 05 

2342 Alba. White; suitable for cemetery 05 

2343 Choice Single Mixed per Koz., 20 cts. .. 05 

2354 Snowball. A new very dwarf Petunia. Its well-shaped. 

beautiful satiny white flowers cover the whole plant with 
one mass of bloom. Adapted for bedding or pot culture. 10 

Grandiilora venosa. Large-flowering ; finest shade of 

color, beautifully veined 10 

Grandiflora fimbriata. A fine strain, with handsomely 

frilled and fringed flowers 20 

Yellow-throated. The flowers are very large and of per- 
fect form, with a broad, deep yellow throat 20 

Giants of California. A California strain of incompar- 
able beauty, size and luxuriance. The flowers are exqui- 
sitely ruffled or fringed on the edges, and are enormous. 

(See illustration) 20 

NEW GIANT FRINGED BLUE {Peinjzia hybrida 
gra7idiflo7-afimbTiata ccerulea). An enormously large, 
deeply cut and finely fringed Petunia of an exquisitely 
delicate steel-blue color beautifully veined. Free-flow- 
ering and very desirable in every waj' 15 

New grandiflora fimbriata. Crimson. A very showy 
variety; the flowers are of immense size, finely fringed 
and a rich crimson color 20 



2351 Double Mixed. Best large-flowering double in finest 


mixture . . . 

2352 Extra Large-flowering, Doable Fringed. This extra 
choice strain produces about 30 per cent of splendid 
double fringed flowers 35 


The annual varieties should be sown in masses or ribbon beds. 
Thej' are very easi!}^ grown from seed, giving a brilliant display of 
color. Sow as soon as the frost is out of the ground in the spring and 
for later blooming in May. For beds and massing nothing can sur- 
pass these beautiful annuals. They produce immense trusses of large, 
brilliant flowers of numberless hues throughout the summer. Hardy 
annual; ij^feet. Perpkt. 

2360 Mixed Colors peroz., 50cts...|5o 05 

2371 Large-flowering, Mixed " 75cts. .. 10 

2376 New Dwarf Large-flowering, Mixed. Splendid for 

pot culture and ribbon liedding 10 

2367 Star of Quedlinburg. The flowers of this striking nov- 

elt}- are distinct and star-like 3 pkts., 25 cts. . . 10 

2366 Hardy Perennial Phlox. Fine mixed varieties 10 

Rs-selected Sliirley Poppies growing at Floracroft. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Petunia, Giants of California 

POPPY (Papaver) 

Following directly after the tulips, the Poppies give our gardens a 
season of profusion of bloom until frost. For beds and borders, with 
a background of green, the)' are very beautiful. Shirley Poppies are 
beautiful for cutting ; taking them early in the morning while the 
dew is still on them, they will last easily all day in the house. They 
are difficult to transplant, so seed should be sown where they are to 
bloom. Sow thinly, covering over lightly, and thin the plants to 
standing a foot apart. 


2375 RE-SELECTED SHIRLEY POPPY. An English clergy- 
man has made a study of the Shirley Poppy, and by careful 
selection of the most beautiful flowers has bred a strain which 
is unequaled for delicate beauty, having the finest flowers and 
most charming markings. The seed I offer was grown from 
this extra re-selected seed at my Floracroft Grounds, and is 
without exception the finest strain of Shirley Poppy I have 
ever seen. Many of the flowers are semi-double, and if cut 
while the early dew is still on them, they will last until even- 
ing as cut-flowers. Pkt. 10 cts., Jzoz. 50 cts. Perpkt. 

2379 Danebrog. \'ery showy variety ; large single flowers of 
brilliant scarlet, with a silver)- white spot on each petal, 
thus forming a white cross So 05 

23S0 Umbrosum. Ricliest vermilion, with a deep shining black 

spot on each petal, thus forming a black cross 05 

2383 Shirley. These charming Poppies range in color, extend- 

ing from pure white through the most delicate shades of 
pale pink, rose and carmine to deepest crimson 05 

2358 Tulip Poppy {Papaver sclaucum). The plants grow about 

14 inches liigh and produce from 50 to 60 large flowers of 
dazzling scarlet 10 

2359 Fire Dragon. Flowers of brilliant deep scarlet, with black 

spots margined white ; 2 to 2V2 feet 05 

2385 The Bride. A beautiful variety, with very large, pure 
wliite, perfectly formed flowers. If cut when barely ex- 
panded and put in water, they will last a long time lo 

2391 Single Mixed. Annual sorts 05 


2384 SNOWDRIFT. Pure snowy white; extremely double 

flowers (if perfect form and large size 05 

23S7 NEW WHITE SWAN. Immense size, very double, 
with beautifully laciniated petals and of the purest pos- 
sible wliite 05 

2381 Mikado. Brilliant scarlet and white, with elegantly curved 

petals like a Japanese chrysanthemum 05 

23S2 Carnation-flowered. Splendid double-fringed flowers; 

mixed colors per oz., 20 cts... 05 

2390 Peony-flowered. Large, showy, double globular flowers; 

mixed colors 05 


^j^KJB§\ STA^T>A^ ^EEDgll FLOWEfi^ ^^^^ 


Never more popular than today, and greatly improved over the old types. A good plan is to sow them in double rows, with a wire 
trellis or row of brush in between. Tlie seed should be put in about 5 inches deep and 8 to 10 inches apart. Do not cover more than 2 
inches deep at first, covering the vines by degrees as they grow until the trench is filled with soil. Sow just as early as the ground 
can be prepared, using bone-meal as a fertilizer. Keep them well picked and you will have bloom for a long time. 

New Race of Gigantic Orchid-flowered Sweet Peas 

2600 COUNTESS SPENCER. A grand flower of finest form and 

most beautiful coloring, with the outer edges of the standard 
and wings beautifully crumpled or waved. The color is a 
silvery white, suffused with soft rose-pink, deepening at the 
outer edges. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts. 

2601 JOHN INGMAN. A magnificent new orchid-flowered sort 

wiJi beautifully fluted flowers of gigantic size. They are a 
rich carmine rose, with wings of a deep rosy pink, usually 
four flowers to a spray, borne on long, stiff stems. Pkt. 5 
cts., oz. 25 cts. 

2602 HELEN LEWIS. Flowers a beautiful orange-rose. The 

standard with the beautiful fluted effect is a rich crimson- 
orange color. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts. 

2603 HELEN PIERCE. Of the same general type as above, except 

that the color is a very bright blue mottled on pure white. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts. 

2604 GLADYS UNWIN. A fine, bold flower with striking wrin- 

kled or wavy standard and broad wings, in character like 
Countess Spencer, but the most lovely shade of pink. Pkt. 5 
cts., oz. 25 cts. 

2605 PHENOMENAL. Another of the same type. Fine bold flow- 

ers, white in color, tinged with rosy lavender. The standards 
are produced in pairs, being full and wavy. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 25 cts. 

ture contains all the large orchid-flowering varieties. To the 
florist, the Sweet Pea is a great favorite, and no one need 
hesitate about purchasing this mixture, as the best of care is 
taken to have all the colors of the beautiful crumpled or 
waved varieties to blend. Pkt. 5c., oz. 25c., ^Ib. 40c., lb. $1. 


This mixture of large-flowering Sweet Peas is absolutely 
unequaled. The seed is not grown in mixture at all, but is 
carefully blended of the largest-flowered and most beautiful 
named varieties, each grown separately, with the choicest 
selected strains. This mixture can be absolutely relied upon 
to produce the best results that it is possible to produce in 
Sweet Peas. Large pkt. 5c., oz. 15c., /ilb. 30c., lb. 75c. 
CHOICE MIXTURE. I offer a choice mixture of only ten 
different colors of Sweet Peas. I have chosen ten of the rich- 
est and brightest colors and the largest-flowering varieties. 
A true combination and is unequaled for small gardens. Pkt. 
5 cts., oz. 10 cts., ^Ib. 15 cts., lb. 40 cts. 

2746 BURPEE'S EARLIEST WHITE. Burpee's Earliest White 
Sweet Pea blooms about a week and a half earlier than Mont 
Blanc. It is a black-seeded variety. The plants grow from 16 
to 20 inches high, and are continually covered with flowers, 
borne upon strong stems 6 to 8 inches long. If.planted under 
glass they begin to bloom when 12 inches high. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 25 cts., Klb. 75 cts. 


Price of any of the following sorts, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 


Klb. 20 cts., Klb. 30 cts., lb. 50 cts. 


2608 Dainty. White, wilh pink edge 

2609 Dorothy Kckford. Fine pure white, large. 

2611 MontBlanc. New. Earliest-floweringwhite. 

2612 Nympbaea. White, running pink ; large. 

semi-hooded form. 

2613 Shasta. Very large, pure white. Far supe- 

rior to Emily Henderson. 


2615 Earliest Sunbeams. Rich primrose, early 

forcing variety. 

2616 Hon. Mrs. E. Kenyon. Primrose. 

2619 Queen Victoria. Light primrose, self- 


2620 Stella Morse. Rich primrose, flushed pink. 


2617 Jeannle Gordon. Orange, pink, deeper 


2621 Evelyn Byatt. Standard scarlet-orange; 

wings rose-orange. 

2624 Miss Wilmott. Orange-pink, veined with 

deeper shade, very large-flowering. 

2625 Bolton's Fink. 


2628 Apple Blossom. Shaded pink with white. 
2631 Countess of Latham. Delicate pink self. 
2633 Hon. F. Bouverie. Standard and wings 
both deep pink at base, shading to light pink. 

2636 Lovely. Soft shell-pink, large-flowering. 

2637 Marchioness of Cbolmondeley. Cream, 

shaded and edged with pink. 
2641 Prima Donna. The softest clear pink self. 


2646 Earliest of All. Pink and white, very early. 

2647 Extra-Early Blanche Ferry. Pink and 


2538 Modesty. Most delicate shade of pink and 


2649 Janet Scott. Deep bright pink. 

2650 l,ady Skelmersdale. Standard light car- 

mine, shading to white; wings almost pure 

2651 Majestic. New. Rich deep rose-pink self. 

2652 Royal Rose. Standard rose; wings light 

pink, very large-flowering. 


2676 Mrs. Dugdale. Crimson-rose, sell-colored. 
One of the largest-flowered. 

2678 Prince of Wales. Rose-crimson, self-col- 

ored ; flowers e.xtra large. 
2688 Lord Roseberry. Rose-magenta, flushed 
crimson ; large size. 


2679 Coccinea. Cherry-red. 

2680 King Edward VII. Scarlet ; very large. 

2682 Prince Edward of York. Standard crim- 

son-scarlet: wings crimson ; extra large. 

2683 Salopian. The best of the crimson-scarlets. 


2684 Black Knight. Deep maroon, self-colored. 
26S6 Duke of Clarence. Rich deep claret self. 
2687 Duke of Sutherland. Claret and indigo- 


2690 Othello. A very deep glossy maroon self. 

2691 Shahzada. Rich dark maroon, shaded 



2699 Captivation. Light purple-magenta. 

2700 Dorothy Tennant. Rich rosy mauve self. 

2701 Emily Eckford. Rosy mauve, changing to 

an almost true blue. 
2625 Admiration. Rosy mauve, on ground of 
light primrose. 

2693 Captain of the Blues. Standard purple- 
blue, wiiigsbnght blue. 

2695 Countess Cadogan. Standard light bluish 

purple, wings clear blue. 

2696 Duke of Westminster. Standard cle^r 

purple, wings purple, with tint of violet. 

2697 IHrs. Walter Wright. Reddish violet, 

very large. ' 

2698 Navy Blue. Standard indigo and violet, 

wings indigo, shading to navy-blue and 
bright blue. 


2703 Countess of Radnor. Pale mauve or 


2704 Lady Grisel Hamilton. Standard mauve, 

wings lavender ; flowers extra large. 

2705 Lady Nina Balfour. Delicate light 



2706 Lottie Eckford. White, shaded and edged 

with soft lavender. 

2707 Maid of Honor. White, edged and shaded 

with light blue. 


2708 America. Crimson-scarlet. striped on white. 

2709 Aurora. Orange-rose, striped on white. 
2714 Golden Rose. Primrose, striped and mot- 
tled with pink, very large. 

2716 Jessie Cuthbertson. Creamy white, 

s;t iped witn rose. 
2718 Lottie Hutchins. Cream, flaked with pink. 
2720 Mrs. Jos. Chamberlain. White, striped 

and flaked heavily with pale rose; one of 

the largest-flowered. 


Price of all Cupids, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Ulb. 25 cts,, lb. 75 cts., postpaid 

2723 Prima Donna. Clear pink. 1 2726 Boreatton. Rich wine-brown, 1 2729 Salopian. Crimson-scarlet. 

2724 Royalty. Dark rose, shading pink. 272S Countess of Radnor. Delicate 2731 White. Pure white. 

2725 Blanche Ferry. Pink and white. I lavender, I 2732 Mixed. 


219 Market §fa-eet, PHIbADELPHIA^PA. 

T'VTT riiii 

RICINUS (Castor-Oa Plant) 

For magnificent tropical effects nothing excels tlie beautiful Rici- 
nus. Makes splendid center for a large center bed. with cannas and 
caladiums planted around it. Excellent for screening unsiglitl y build- 
ings. Many of the varieties have beautiful bronze-leaved foliage. Sow 
the seed in the spring where they are to grow. Perpkt. Oz. 

2464 Duchess of Edinburgh. The stems and leaves are 

of a bright metallic bronze. Very decorative for 
large lawns or the center of tall beds, surrounded 
with cannas, etc fo 05 $0 20 

2465 Zanzibariensis. The leaves of this new variety- 

attain a gigantic size, measuring 2 to 2'A feet 
across, and include light and dark green and 

coppery bronze colors 05 15 

2460 Gibsoni. Handsome deep red foliage 05 

2464 Mixed. Man}- choice sorts 05 15 


One of the most beautiful bedding plants. To be pl.anted in masses 
or in borders in front of porticos or around beds of cannas, etc. Sow 
the seed in boxes or frames in March and set the plants out the 
latter part of May. Per pVt. 

2520 Splendens (Scarlet Sage) $0 10 

2521 Patens (Blue Sage) 10 

2522 New Salvia Splendens, " Silverspot." The leaves 

have light sulphur or cream-colored spots of various 
sizes liberally sprinkled over them 10 

2523 Clara Bedman, or Bonfire. Very compact, with long, 

erect spikes of brilliant scarlet flowers. The finest Salvia 
ever introduced, and by far the best for bedding and 
massing on the lawn per oz., $2.. 10 

SUNFLOWER (Helianthus) 

Stately decorative plants, their golden yellow disks showing off 
beautifully among shrubbery, and for backgrounds and screens. 
Some of the single varieties are exceedingly decorative. Sow the 
.seed in the open ground in the spring, letting the plants .stand 3 to 4 
feet apart each way. 


1513 Stella. Beautiful single flowers of purest golden 

yellow, each with a black disk 5o 05 $0 25 

1514 Seedlings of Stella. Of similar neat growth, with 

bright single flowers of several shades 

per }4oz., 20 cts. . . 10 35 

151 1 Miniature {Ife/tanl/n/s aici/meri/o/itis) Covered 

with hundreds of brightest orange, small, single 
flowers ; of pyramidal growth, with bright neat 
foliage 05 20 


1515 Many-flowered {H. multifloriis fl. pi.). Very or- 

namental. Grows erect, 4 feet high, and at each 
leaf-joint a short stem is terminated with a hand- 
some double flower 10 20 

1510 Californicus plenissimus. Extra large, double 

saffron-colored flowers 05 

1512 Globosus fistulosus (Dahlia Sunflower). Flowers 

very double and of medium size 05 


These beautiful plants are unsurpassed for bedding, edgings, pot 
culture, house or conservatory decoration and for cutting. Sow under 
glass in March or April, transplanting the seedlings when an inch 
high, and transfer to garden beds in May in good, deep, rich soil, 
setting the plants i foot apart. p^^ ^-^^ 
Largest Flowering Pyramidal Ten Weeks. The 
large double flowers are produced in great profusion, the 
spikes being compact, pyramidal, and the plants of a very 
neat habit of growth. I offer 2660. Blood-Red; 2661, 
Crimson; 2662, White; 2668, Pink; 2663, Blue ; 2665, 
All Colors Mixed. Each So 10 

2666 Dwarf Wallflower-leaved, Mixed 10 

2667 Snowflake. A fine variety, with very large and double 

pure white flowers 10 

266q Princess Alice (Cut-and-Come- Again). A perpetual- 
blooming, double, pure white; excellent for cutting 10 

2670 Giant Crimson ( Cut-and-Come-.'\gain). A perpetual 

bloomer, similar to above, with large brilliant crimson 
flowers 15 


A very conspicuous and handsome new winter Stock of quick 
growth, with flowers of very large size. If the seed is sown by the 
end of May the plants will bloom in September and continue to 
bloom during the winter. Perpkt 

2653 Pink $0 10 

2654 Pure White jo 

2656 Queen Alexandra. Delicate rosy lilac 15 

2657 Almond-flowered. New 20 

2658 Crimson King. New *. 70 

2659 Beauty of Nice. The above colors, mixed 75 


Exceedingly useful for beds, borders, mounds or vases; well 
adapted for windowboxes. For early spring bloom, sow the seeds 
under glass in February, soaking the seed a few hours in tepid water, 
and sow in seed-boxes, covering one-fourth inch deep and watering 
rather sparingly. Transplant to the open ground when it is warm. 
these beautiful flowers is unexcelled. The individual flowers 
are very frequently larger than a silver quarter. The colors 
are rich and varied. pg^ pj^j Oz 
2810, White; 2811, Scarlet; 2812, Pink; 2813, Pur- 
ple ; 2S14, Striped. Each Jto 10 

2S15 Mammoth Mixed 10 

2825 Fine Mixed 05 

2826 Lemon Verbena (Aloysia citriodora) 10 

2827 NEW MOSS VERBENA. This new strain of 

Verbena is not over 6 inclies high, but branches 
and literally covers the ground. It is smothered 
with flowers of the true Verbena type all summer 
long. It is valuable anywhere, but especallj- so 
for bedding and edging 10 


Very popular, easily-grown annuals, blooming abundantly ant! 
continuously throughout the entire season. Sow seed in the open 
ground, in the spring, where they are to grow. Perpkt. 

2941 Maramoth ( Ro/>!is/a p/ein'ss!>?ia) . Large flowers, double 

and of striking colors ; bushy habit per oz., 40 cts. . .$0 10 

Large-flowering Double Dwarf — 
2930, Scarlet; 2931, Orange; 2932, White; 2933, Canary. 

Each 05 

2942 Striped Zebra. A superb strain; the petals being dis- 

tinctly striped. They run through all shades known to 

the Zinnia 10 

2938 Curled and Crested. Large flowers with twisted petals ; 

great range of color 10 

2939 Dwarf Varieties. Mixed per oz., 35 cts... 05 

2940 Tall Varieties " 20Cts. .. 05 

Wild Flower Garden Mixture 

These mi.xcd flower seeds embrace more than a hundred varieties 
of such easy-growing and pretty flowers as are suitable for forming 
a Wild Flower Garden. They are very useful for woodland walks, 
roadsides, railroad embankments, and for sowing alongside of fences 
and on untidy bare spots of ground which are so fre(iuently unsightly, 
and which, if properly cared for and kept free from weeds, can be 
made to produce a continual display of bloom during the sunnner. 
2960 Best Mixed. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., J^lb. 30 cts., lb. $\. 

Si 50 
I 00 



Stokes' Choice Seeds for Conservatory and House 

It is very fascinating work ti> raise tliese clioice plants from seed, and many of tlie finest varieties can be easily grown in the house, with 
care and attention. For winter bloom the seed should be sown in shallow boxes or pans during the spring or early summer. The finer seeds 
must not be covered more than one-eighth inch deep and the soil pressed closely down over them. Never allow it to become bone dry. 
Some varieties are more surely started under a pane of glass and sheltered from the strong rays of the sun. As soon as the plants have two 
leaves, they should be transplanted into another pan or box, handling them very carefully. 

420 BEGONIAS, Single Tuberous - rooted. Magnificent Pkt. 

flowers of great substance and rich colors. Single blooms 
sometimes measure 6 inches across, the flowers ranging 
through ivory-white to bronzy yellow, crimson, orange, 
red, rose and pink. Prefers shade 2 pkts., 25 cts. . .jto 15 

421 Tuberous-rooted Double, Mixed. Carefully hybri- 

dized, producing about 25 per cent of double flowers... 25 

422 Rex Varieties. Very large ornamental leaves, great 

variety of markings 25 

CALCEOLARIA. Gorgeous plants, with pocket-shaped 
flowers; brilliant colors — yellow, maroon and crimson, 
spotted and mottled in the most unique fashion. 
521 Hybrida grandiflora. A fine strain of the largest, most 

brilliantly colored and spotted flowers 25 

CINERARIA. Magnificent flowering plants for spring 
decoration of the conservatory or window-garden, rang- 
ing through all the shades of white, blue, violet and 
crimson, covering the plants with a sheet of bloom. 

742 Hybrida. Large-flowering, finest mixed. An unrivaled 

strain 25 

743 Stellata. Improved hybrids. Beautiful pyramidal plants, 

with medium-sized, star-like flowers in colors of rose, 
white, carmine and blue; an exceedingly' decorative 

pot plant 25 

CYCLAMEN. Popular free-flowering bulbous plants for 
house and conservatory culture, with brilliant-hued 
flowers, poising airily above the foliage, flowers ranging 
from white to darkest crimson. 

962 Crimson Queen. Rich, deep carmine-red 25 

963 Pure White. With claret buds 25 

964 Superb Cherry Color 25 

96.S Large-flowering. Purest white 25 

966 Bright Rose. With claret buds 25 

961 Giganteum. Choice mixed 25 

967 Persicum. Choice mixed 15 

968 Papilio, or Butterfly. Beautiful fairy-!ike flowers, with 

crumpled and undulated petals 35 

969 Giganteum Rococo. A new type, with petals spread 

out fan-shaped. Very curious and strikingly beautiful. 
Mixed flowers 35 

Per pkt. 

1275 FERNS. Greenhouse varieties, mixed $0 15 

GERANIUMS. Easily raised from seed, and if started 
early will bloom the same season. 

1320 Zonale. Mixed jo 

1321 Apple-scented. Very fragrant 10 

GLOXINIA. Charming greenhouse plants, with flowers 

of the most exquisite and gorgeous colors, beautifully 
spotted and mottled. 

1380 Giant-flowered. Choice mixed sorts 25 

2826 LEMON VERBENA. Has delightfully fragrant foliage, 

making it desirable for cutting 10 

PRIMULA. These brightest and very free -flowering 
plants are most desirable for growing in the house dur- 
ing the winter months or for conservatory decoration. 
Prefers a cool room; will bloom freely in a north window. 
Stokes* Standard Miarture. This is the finest Pri- 
mula seed obtainable, embracing all of the best flowers. 25 

Kermesina splendens. Rich crimson 25 

Alba magnifica. Snow-white 25 

Peach Blossom. White, with pink 25 

Blue. Clear sky-blue 25 

Rosea. A beautiful pink 25 



Striata. White and lavender 

Double Giants. A fine strain of double-flowering sorts. 35 
Obeonica. Lovely strain, bearing beautiful single flow- 
ers on long, slender stems. Is really an everblooming 
Dlant, producing clusters of flowers continuously 

throughout the year 15 

Grandiflora, Mixed 15 

Grandiflora rosea 15 

Grandiflora, Pure White 15 

Forbesii ( Baby Primrose) . Easily grown from seed, and 
throwing up late in the spring beautiful sprays of rosy 
lilac flowers in a seemingly never-ending profusion of 
bloom 20 

2735 SWAINSONIA alba. Pure white. A popular house 
plant, resembling the sweet peas; of easiest culture 
and ever-blooming, i to 4 feet 10 



60 ADLUMIA (Allegheny Vine). A hardy climber, feathery Pkt. 

foliage, rose-colored flowers ; 15 ft .So 10 

180 AMPELOPSIS Veitchii (Boston Ivy). Valuable hardy 
climber, clinging to stone or brick walls ; dense foliage ; 
30 feet :o 

275 ASPARAGUS plnmosns nanus. A beautiful green- 

house climber, with fern-like foliage. Very largely used 

by floiists for decorations per 100 seeds, 75 cts. .. 15 

276 Sprengeri. A decorative perennial vine for vases and 

pots, with drooping fronds 4 feet long. . 100 seeds, 50c. . . 10 
379 BALLOON VINE. Rapid-growing annual climber; white 

flowers, followed by a balloon-like seed-pods; 15 feet... 05 
490 CANARY BIRD VINE { TropcBolum peregrinuvi) . 

Graceful annual climber, with yellow flowers; look like 

a butterfly; 15 feet 10 

CLEMATIS. Hardy perennial climber. 

783 Flammula. Feathery white fragrant flowers ; 25 feet .. . 05 

784 Paniculata. One of the finest hardy climbers. Fra- 

grant white flowers ; 30 feet peroz.,Si.. 10 

780 Jackman's Large-flowering Hybrids. Large flowers 

3 to 4 inches in diameter; white, purple, blue, etc 10 

781 Coocinea. Scarlet, tubular flowers 10 

840 COBAEA scandens. A beautiful, rapid-growing climber. 

Tenderperennial, with bell-shaped flowers, green at first, 
changing to a beautiful deep violet-blue ; 20 to 30 feet.. 10 
CYPRESS VINE. A climbing annual, with fine, feath- 
ery foliage and pretty, star-shaped flowers. 

980 Crimson per oz., 25 cts... 05 

981 White " 25cts. .. 05 

983 Scarlet. Ivy-leaved " 25 cts... 05 

982 Mixed Sorts " 25cts. .. 05 

1 130 
1 125 



1 741 




DOLICHOS (Hyacinth Bean). Annual climber of rapid I'kt. 
growth, with clusters of bean-like flowers ; 10 feet. 

Lablab. Mixed, white, red, etc jSo 05 

Giant. Crimson wistaria-like clusters 10 

Purple Soudan. Purple stem, with beautiful, sweet 
pea-like flowers, white and rose in color; and following 
the flowers there come beautiful glossy, dark red seed- 
pods. Very ornamental 10 

HUMULUS Japonica (Japanese Hop). Rapid-growing 

annual climber, with dense foliage ; 2.5 feet 05 

Japonica variegata. A beautiful variety of the above, 

with variegated foliage 10 

KENILWORTH IVY. A very neat climber, clinging to 

walls. Valuable for hanging-baskets, vases, etc 10 

LATHYRUS. These are everlasting, or hardy Sweet 
Peas, growing 6 to 8 feet high, with flowers borne in 
large clusters. Valuable for growing over rocks or rock 

Latifolins. Red ; flowers a beautiful scarlet 10 

Latifolius albus. Pure white flowers 10 

Splendens. A fine variety from California, bearing large 

clusters of brilliant deep rose-colored flowers 10 

Pink Beauty. An exquisite shade of pink on the stan- 
dards, being paler in the center per oz., 20 cts. . . 10 

Crimson " 20 cts... 10 

Mixed Colors " 20 cts. . . 10 

PASSION FLOWER (Passiflora). Tender perennial 
vine for greenhouse or summer garden. 

Coemlea. Large; violet and blue 10 

SMILAX. A tender perennial climber, with small, glossy 
green leaves. Verv beautiful ; used by florists for deco- 
rations ■ per Koz., 15 cts,; oz.,4octs... 10 



Flower Seeds, General List 





Per pkt. 

40 Abronia nmbellata. Charming 

annual trailer for vases, etc $0 05 

45 Abatilon. Large, bell-shaped flow- 
ers, richly veined ; tender peren- 
nial 10 

50 Acroclininm. An everlasting for 

winter bouquets 05 

60 Adlumia cirrbosa (Allegheny 
\'ine). See page 69. 

65 Adonis aestivalis. Garden annual 
with crimson flowers, feathery 

foliage 05 

Ageratam. See page 58. 
Alyssum. See page 58. 

160 AmarantuscaudatusfLove-Lies- 

Bleeding). Gardenannual; crim- 
son flowers : height, 3 ft 05 

161 Tricolor (Joseph's Coat). Showy 

annual foliage plant; leaves red, 
yellow and green ; height. 3 ft.. 05 
Ampelopsis Veitchii. See page 69. 
Antirrhinum. See page 58. 
Aquilegia (Columbine). A hardy 
Chrysantba. Flowers large, 
long, canary-color spurs; height, 

3 ft 10 

Coerulea (Blue Columbine). One 
of the most beautiful. Sepals 
blue, petals white; height, 3 ft.. 20 
Skinneri (Mexican Columbine). 
Long crimson spurs, tipped with 

light green; height, 3 ft 20 

Single Varieties Mixed 05 

Donble Varieties Mixed 05 

250 Arctotis grandis. Handsome an- 
nual ; star-shaped flowers 10 

Asters. See page 57-58. 
Balloon Vine. See page 69. 
Balsam. See page 58. 
Begonia (Tuberous-rooted). P. 69. 
Vernon. Red, wa.xy flowers, 
borne in great profusion ; foli- 
age green, turning red 10 

Browallia. A charming annual. 
Speciosa major. A free-flower- 
ing bedding plant. Large flow- 
ers of a most brilliant amethyst- 
blue, with white throat 15 

Bellis perennis. See Daisy. 
Calceolaria. See page 69. 

544 Calendula, Orange King. Dwarf 

bushy annual ; rich orange color. 

per oz., 20 cts. . . 05 

545 Lemon Queen. Large, light yel- 

low flowers per oz., 20 cts.. . 05 

540 Meteor. Double; yellow, striped 

orange per oz., 20 cts... 05 

541 Prince of Orange. Glittering 

orange and 3'ellow..oz., 20c.... 05 

542 Rananculoides ( Garden Mari- 

gold). Handsome double flow- 
ers 05 

543 Fine Mixed .... per oz., 15 cts... 05 
564 Calliopsis, Golden Wave. Showy 

garden annual; golden yellow 
flowers; height, 2 ft 05 

Campanula. See page 59. 

Canary Bird Flower. See p. 69. 

Candytuft. See page 59. 

645 Cannas, Crozy's Dwarf Large- 
flowering Mixed.. oz., 15c 05 




Per pkt. 

643 Cannas, Tall Mixed $0 05 

Carnation. See page 59. 
Castor-Oil Plant. See Ricinus. 
page 68. 

Celosia. See Cockscomb, page 60 
Centaurea. See page 60. 
Chrysanthemums. Single annual 

704 Mixed Varieties 05 

705 Golden Wheel. Yellow petals, 

around a purple disk in the cen- 
ter: ver)- striking 10 

706 Evening Star. Golden yellow 

flower, 3 to 4 inches across ; 
choice for cut-flowers 10 

708 Maximum. A choice hardy per- 
ennial ; snow-white flowers ; 

valuable for cut bloom 05 

Cineraria. See page 69. 

740 Maritima (White-leaved Dusty 

Miller) 05 

761 Clarkia elegans. Charming an- 

nual ; large ijurple flowers 05 

760 Single Mixed 05 

762 Double Mixed 05 

Clematis. See page 69. 

Cleome pungens (Giant Spider 
Plant). A showy, rose-colored 
annual ; height, 3 ft 05 

Cobaea. See page 69. 

921 Convolvulus major, Mixed( Com- 

mon Morning-Glory) . .oz., 15c.. 05 
920 Tricolor roseus. Rose color, 
with white center and bands of 
gold and yellow 05 

922 Mauritanicus (Dwarf Morning- 

Glory). Trailing plant, for bas- 
kets ; blue 10 

924 Minor, Mixed (Dwarf Morning- 
Glory) 05 

560 Coreopsis Drummondii. Showy, 

free-flowering annual ; yellow, 
with a circle of crimson-brown ; 
height, I ft 05 

561 Atrosanguinea. Dark crimson ; 

height, 2 ft 05 

562 Mixed per oz., 20 cts... 05 

563 Lanceplata. Very beautiful 

hardy perennial ; lovely bright 
golden yellow flowers on long 

stems 10 

Cosmos. See page 60. 
Cockscomb. See page 60. 
938 Crotalaria retusa (West Indian 
Rattle Box). Large, sweet pea- 
like flowers; golden yellow, 

touched with brown 05 

Cyclamen. See page 69. 
Cypress Vine. See Climbers, p. 69. 
Dahlia, .•\lthough perennial, these 
flower from seed the first sea- 
son if sown early. 

1000 Choice Double Varieties, 

Mixed 10 

1001 Choice Single Varieties, 

Mixed 10 

1002 Choice New Cactus Varie- 

ties, Mixed 10 

Daisy. Perennials, but will flower 
the same season if sown early, 
tliough it is preferable to sow 
in the fall and winter the plants 
over in coldframes. 


Per pkt. 

1020 Daisy, Double Mixed $0 10 

1022 Longfellow. Large ; double ; 

pink 10 

1023 Snowball. Large; double; white. 10 

1024 New Giant. Double; mixed; 

very large flowers 10 

1025 Shasta. Novelty. Very fine 

large flowers 15 

1043 Datura cornucopia (Horn of 

Plenty). Immense, trumpet- 
shaped flowers, white inside, 
marbled with purple on the 
outside 10 

1044 Golden Queen. Yellow flowers. 
Delphinium. See page 61. 
Dianthus. See page 61. 
Digitalis. See page 61. 
Dolichos. See climbers, page 6g. 

1248 Dracaena Indivisa. A favorite 
plant for pots and vases ; nar- 
row long green leaves 10 

1 1 90 Edelweiss. The charming white, 

velvet flower of Switzerland 20 

Eschscholtzia (California Pop- 
pies). Annuals of easiest cul- 

1 1 80 California. Yellow and orange. C5 

1 181 Rose Cardinal. Rich, rosy 

purple 05 

1182 Single Mixed. All colors 05 

1184 Double Mixed. All colors 05 

2260 Evening Primrose. Delicate pale 

j'ellow flowers 05 

Everlasting Flowers — • 

1240 Acroclinium roseum. Double, 

bright rose flower 05 

1241 Ammobium alatum grandi- 

florum. Large and pure white. 05 

1242 Gomphrena (Bachelors' But- 

tons). \'arious colors 05 

1243 Helipterum. Golden j-ellow.. 05 
12.14 Helichrysum. Double; various 

colors 05 

1245 Rhodanthe. Rich assorted 

colors 05 

1246 Xeranthemum. Brilliant 

flowers 05 

Four O'clock. See ;\Iarve1 of 

Foxglove. See page 62. 
GaiHardia. Beautiful showy an- 

1300 Picta Lorenziana. Bright yel- 

low and orange 05 

1301 Picta grandifiora. Large, rich 

crim.son .ind yellow flowers. . . 05 

1302 Picta nana (Painted Lady). 

Crimson, bordered with yellow. 05 
Geranium. See page 6g. 
Gloxinia. See page 69. 

1400 Godetia, Lady Satin Rose. 

Showy annual; bright crimson, 
tinged with pale lilac flowers. . 05 

1401 Bijou. Dwarf; white flowers, 

with crimson spot on each petal. 05 
J 403 Lady Albemarle. Dark crim- 
son 05 

1402 Choice Mixed. . .per oz., 20c.. . 05 
Gourds, Dish Cloth or Luffa. 

pi r oz., 25 cts. . . 10 
Dipper, Nest Egg, Sugar 
Trough and Mixed. 

per oz., 20 cts. . . 10 


152 1 





Per pkt. 

Grasses (Ornamental). 

1443 Coix lachryma (Job's Tears). 

2 ft $0 05 

1444 Erianthus Ravennae. Very 

ornamental ; 10 ft 05 

1445 Gynerium argenteum (Pam- 

pas Grass). 10 ft 05 

1451 Purple Fountain Grass. Very 

decorative; plumes 1 ft. long.. 10 
1460 Grevillea robusta (Silk Oak). 

Beautiful fern-leaved foliage 

plant 10 

1480 Gypsophila elegans. Charming 

for mixing iii bouquets. Star- 
shaped, whiteand pink flowers. 

per oz., 20 cts. . . 05 

1481 Paniculata. Small white flow- 

ers. Fine for mixing, particu- 
larly with sweet peas. .oz.,4oc. 05 
Helianthus. See Sunflower. 

Heliotrope, Finest Mixed 05 

King of the Blacks. Rich 
dark purple, deliciously fra- 
grant 10 

Lemoine's Giant Hybrids. 

very fragrant 10 

Hibiscus (Marsh Mallow). 

Africanus. Creamy yellow, 

with purple center 05 

Palustris. Large pink flowers. 05 
Californicus. Large white, car- 
mine center 10 

Sunset. Very large yellow; 

fine 10 

Hollyhock. See page 62. 
Hnmulus. See Climbers, page 69. 
Ipomoea. See Moonflower. 
Kenilworth Ivy. See Climbers, 
page 69. 

Kochia scoparia. See page 62. 
1720 Lantana. Tender perennial ; Or- 
ange, white and pink flowers; 

height, I to 3 ft 05 

1063 Larkspur, Emperor. Beautiful 

long spikes of flowers 05 

1065 Dwarf German Rocket (Hya- 
cinth-flowered Larkspur) 05 

Lathyrus (Everlasting Pea). See 

Climbers, page 69. 
Lobelia. See page 62. 
Love-in-a-Mist (Nigella). See 
page 63. 

1900 Lychnis Chalcedonica. Hardy 

annual ; scarlet flowers 05 

Marigold. See page 65. 
Marvel of Peru (Mirabilis ; Four 
O'Clocks). Pretty free flower- 
ing annuals of easy culture. 

1960 Mixed Flowers. . .oz., i5cts. .. 05 

1961 White Tom Thumb. Snow- 

white flowers 05 

2000 Mesembryanthemum crystal- 
llnum (Ice Plant). Beautiful 
for edgings ; flowers white, with 

ice-like foliage per oz.,5oc... 05 

Mignonette. See page 63. 
2060 Mimulus moschatus (Monkey 
Flower or Musk Plant). Beauti- 
ful yellow flowers 05 

2090 Momordica balsamina (Balsam 

Apple) per oz., 20 cts. . . 05 

2091 Charantia (Balsam Pear) 

per oz., 20 cts. . . 05 


Per i)kt. 

Moonflower. See page 63. 
Morning-Glory. For Imperial 
Japanese, see page 63. 
921 Major, Mixed (the Common 

Morning-Glory). . .oz., 15 cts.. .$0 05 
920 Tricolor roseus. Rose-color, 
with white center and bands of 

golden yellow oz., 15 cts... 

622 Mauritanicus (Dwarf). Trail- 
ing plant for baskets ; blue.... 
924 Minor, Mixed. Dwarf sorts 


Myosotis. See page 63. 
Nasturtium. See page 64. 
2 1. So Nicotiana Sanderae (New Car- 
mine-flowering Tobacco Plant). 

Constantly in bloom 

3 pkts., 25 cts. . . 10 
Nigella . See page 63. 
Passion Flower. See page 69. 
Pansy. See page 65. 
Petunia. See page 66. 
Phlox Drummondii. See p. 66. 
Pinks. See Dianllius, page 61. 
Poppy, Annual. See page 66. 
Hardy Perennial Poppy. 
2386 New Iceland Mixed. This new 
strain of hardy perennial Pop- 
pies will bloom the first season 
from spring-sown seed. The 
dwarf bushy plants are con- 
tinually covered with medium- 
sized single flowers of various 
colors from June to October; 
fine for cutting 10 

2392 Orientate Hybrids, Mixed. 

Among hardy perennials these 
are unequaled for beauty in 
gardens and hardy borders; 
height, 2 to 3 feet ; flowers 
immense, measuring 6 inches 
across and of various colors, 
such as salmon, fiery scarlet, 
rose, lilac, etc 15 

2393 Orientale. Dark scarlet, pur- 

ple spots 10 

Portulaca. Charming annuals, 
blooming profuselj- anj'where. 
Sow seed late. 

2400 Finest Single Mixed. A large 

variety, of the most brilliant 
colors per oz., 30 cts. . . 05 

2401 DoubleRose-floweredMixed. 

The most brilliant shades and 
choice flowers 10 

Primula. See page 69. 

2433 Veris (Cowslip, Mixed). Early 

spring-flowering, hardy plant. . 05 

2434 Vulgaris (English Primrose). 

Easy-growing hardy plant ; 
bright yellow, fragrant flowers 05 

2440 Py ret hru m parthenifolium 

aureum (Golden Feather). 
Fine for edging. Hardy peren- 
nial per oz., 50 cts. . . 05 

2441 Rosenm (Persian Insect Powder 

Plant). Yellow center, with 
pink rays; fern-like foliage. ... 10 
Ricinus (Castor-Oil Plant). See 
page 68. 

2435 Rudbeckia (Golden Glow). A 

free-flowering perennial, grows 
from 4 to 6 feet high and pro- 
duces an abundance of bright 
yellow flowers 10 




















Per pkt. 

Salvia (Scarlet Sage). See p. 68. 
Salpiglossis (Velvet Flower). 
Very handsome- annual, beauti- 
fully marked and penciled flow- 
ers, with great variety of colors. 
Valuable for cutting. 

Fine Mixed $00$ 

Grandiflora. Large-flowering 

type, very rich in colors 05 

Superbissima. Magnificantly 
rich and beautiful flowers; ex- 
quisitely veined 10 

Scabiosa (Mourning Bride). A 
handsome border plant, pro- 
ducing in great profusion very 
douf)le flowers in various 
shades and colors. 

Dwarf Mixed 05 

Tall Mixed 05 

Scarlet Runner Beans. Not 
only an ornamental climber, but 
makes a delicious edible Ijean. 

Pt., by mail, 25 cts... 05 
Sensitive Plant (Mimosa). 

Leaves close if touched 05 

Smilax. See Climbers, page 69. 
Stevia Serrata. Ffee-blooming 
plant, pure white, fragrant flow- 
ers ; excellent for cutting 10 

Stocks. See page 68. ' 
Stokesia cyanea (Stokes' Aster, 
or Cornflower). Beautiful blue 
flowers, borne freely until frost. . 10 
Sweet Peas. See page 67. 
Sweet William (Dianllius baj-- 
baliis) . 

Choice Single Varieties, 
Mixed per oz.,25cts. .. 05 

Choice Double Varieties, 
Mixed per oz.,75cts. .. lo- 

Choice Auricula - flowered. 
Very large flowers, in splendid 
variety of colors, with white 

margins 10 

Sunflower (Helianthus). See 

page 68. 

Thunbergia (Black-eyed Susan). 

Alba oculata. White, with 
dark eye 05 

Anrantiaca. Orange, dark eye. 05 

Bakeri. Pure white 05 

Fine Mixed. Choice shades... 

per oz., 40 cts. . . 05 

Alata. Buff, darkeye 05 

Torenia Fournieri. Very useful 

ornamenta 1 plant for borders and 


Tropaeolum (Canary Bird 

Flower). See Climbers, page 69. 
Verbena. See page 68. 
Violet, Single White. Hardy 

Single Blue 

Wallflower. Hardy perennial. 

Choice Double Mixed 

Single Mixed, .per oz., 25 cts. . . 
Zinnia. See page 68. 


Wild Flower Garden Mixture 


Easy growing annuals, useful for sowing 
along fences, walks, embankments, etc. Oz. 
10 cts,, !^lb. 30 cts., lb. $1. 

WALTEB^ p. STOKES 219 Market Street, PHIbADELPHIA, PA 


Summer-flowering bulbs are of easiest culture, giving most beautiful bloom. The bulbs and roots offered below are all of blooming sizt:.- 
and must not be compared with those so largely advertised at ridiculously low prices. 

Dahlias, Cannas, Caladiums, Gladioli and Begonias are tender sorts and will not live out over winter, but can be taken up in the fall 
and kept in the cellar until the following spring. 

Peonies, Japanese Lilies, Iris, etc., are entirely hardy and will increase in strength and beauty from year to year. 


The tuberous-rooted Begonias are among the handsomest of our 
summer-flowering bulbs. They bloom continuously throughout the 
summer till frost cuts them. Planted either in the rockery or flower 
border, they rival the rose with their rich and varied colors, ranging 
from the most delicate shades of white, yellow and salmon to the 
most striking crimson and scarlet. Give a location shaded from mid- 
day sun. 

Single. White, Scarlet, Crimson, Rose and Yellow. Each 7 cts., 
4 for 25 cts., doz. 70 cts., per 100 $4. 
" Choice Mixed. Each 5 cts., doz. 50 cts., per 100 §3.25. 
Double. White, Scarlet, Crimson, Rose and Yellow. Each 10 cts., 
3 for 25 cts., doz. $u postpaid. 
Choice Mixed. Each 8 cts., 7 for 50 cts., doz. 90c., postpaid. 


New and Rare Varieties — Dormant Roots 

Improved Black Beauty. The Black Beauty is grown for its 
rich, purple foliage, the flowers being insignificant. Height 5 ft. 

California. Grows perfectly erect to a height of 4 feet, with hand- 
some flowers of a rich orange-gold ; no other like it. The foliage is 

Duke of Marlborough. Has large heads of finely-shaped flowers 

of a dark, rich, velvety crimson ; foliage green. Height 4 ft. 
-Gladiator. A strong, vigorous grower, with beautiful green foliage 

.and variegated flowers, mottled and bordered with all the different 

•colors. Height 5 ft. 
David Harum. Flowers of a bright showy scarlet, mottled with a 

deeper shade; foliage bronze. Height 3 ft. 
Indiana. Green foliage with spikes of immense, orchid-like flowers 

of a glistening, golden orange, striped with red, shooting up to a 

height of 6 feet. 

Duke of York. Largest of the variegated sorts, blooming very 

freely. Height 5 ft. 
Wyoming. Most majestic of all ; heads of immense, orchid-like 

■orange-colored blossoms shooting up above the luxuriant, rich pur- 
ple foliage. Height 7 ft. 
Slartha Washington. Yery beautiful ; healthy, vigorous grower, 

bearing unusually large flowers of a clear, bright rose-pink ; foliage 

■green. Height 3 ft. 
Evolution. Flowers rich, golden yellow, shaded off to delicate 

Iblush-pink in the center, contrasting sharply with the fine dark 

bronze foliage. Height 4 ft. 
Price of above fine Cannas 15 cts. each, $1.50 per doz., by mail, 
postpaid; by express, 12 cts. each, $1.25 per doz., $8 per 100 


Liuray. New rose-pink flowers bordered with white, growing in 

large clusters ; foliage green. Height 3 to 4 ft. 
Charles Henderson. Rich, deep crimson flowers. Height 3 ft. 
Allemannia. Splendid, variegated flowers, the inner petals mottled 

scarlet and dark red and the outer ones shading to a yellow border. 

The foliage is green. Height 5 ft. 
Bnrbank. Beautiful, semi-double flowers of rich canary-yellow and 

throats spotted with crimson ; foliage green. Height 4 ft. 
Improved Philadelphia. Bears splendid heads of rich crimson 

flowers the whole season; handsome green foliage. Height 3 ft. 
Pennsylvania. A fine orchid-flowering sort, the flowers of immense 

size and a pure, deep scarlet color; foliage green. Height 6 ft. 
Black Prince. Magnificent velvety flowers of a dark maroon, 

single blossoms frequently measuring 5 to 6 inches across. Height 

4K ft. 

Price of any of above 7 standard Cannas 10 cts. each. $1 per doz., by 
mail, postpaid ; by express, 8 cts. each, 75 cts. per doz.. $6 per 100. 


A highly desirable climber. The beautiful vine makes shoots some- 
times 25 feet or more in length in a remarkably short space of tinie, 
and will quickly cover an arbor, trellis or veranda witli a profusion 
of handsome foliage and numbers of white blossoms. 5 cts. each, 
25 cts. for 6, 40 cts. per doz., postpaid. 

CALADIUMS (Elephant's Ears) 

A very effective plant and suitable for either a single plant on the 
lawn, masses in beds, or for margins of water, its leaves often attain- 
ing the length of 3 feet by 20 inches 
wide. First size, each 10 cts., doz. 
$1. Second size, each 15 cts., doz. 
$1.50. Extra-large bulbs, each 25 
cts., doz. $2.50, postpaid. 


(Sago Palm) 

These are dormant stems and 
have only to be potted upon re- 
ceipt, and they soon shoot out 
their exquisite long leaves and 
make a beautiful plant. Stems are 
sold by the pound and when 
wanted by mail, add 10 cts. per 
lb. for postage. Stems weighing a 
to 4 lbs. each 15 cts. per lb. Stems 
weighing 3 to 6 lbs., each at 12 cts. 
per lb.; in 25 lb. lots at 10 cts. per 
lb., per 100 lbs. $8. 

Caladium (Elephant's Ears) 


This magnificent Calla has glossy, dark green leaves dotted with 
numerous white spots. The flowers are pure white, with black cen- ' 
ters, and are very beautiful. The plants grow and bloom easily and 
freely in window or open garden. Strong roots, 15 cts. each, 25 cts. 
for 2, $1 per doz. 


Dahlias grow from roots or tubers, which want a good, rich, light, 
loamy soil. Should the weather be wet in late summer and early fall, 
it IS a good plan to cut the outlying roots with a spade, running the 
spade into the earth about a foot away from the plant on all four 
sides. This has a tendencv to force them into bloom earlier. After 
frost has killed the plants^ lift the roots and keep them in a cellar 
away from frost until the following spring. 

Admiral Dewey. Decorative. Brilliant imperial purple ; fine form. 

Ami Barrillet. A magnificent single variety, pure garnet color, 
very rich, free-flowering. 

Arabella. A show variety ; pale primrose, shaded old-rose and lav- 
ender ; very fine. 

Catherine Duer. Decorative. Immense flower, bright, irridescent, 

crimson-scarlet, strong-growing, free-flowering. 
Clifford W. Bruton. Decorative. A beautiful clear yellow, a 

grand flower, strong grower. 
Gabriel. A Cactus type; long, twisted, incurved petals; color 

shades of scarlet and crimson, sometimes tipped white. 
Guiding Star. A beautiful pure white pompon variety, with large 

stems ; a great favorite. 
Kriemhilde. Cactus varietv. The most beautiful and popular 

Dahlia in cultivation. A bri'lliant pink, shading lighter to the cen- 
ter to a creamy white, changing to pure white. 
Maid of Kent. Decorative. Of a fine cherry-red, tipped white, 

sometimes a solid color when it is a superb red. 
Mephisto. Decorative. Large, bright, rich vermilion-scarlet. 
Nymphaea. Decorative. Delicately beautiful ; color light shrini])- 

pink, tinging lighter toward the center. 
Prices in the above vary. 16 cts. each. $1.60 per doz.. postpaid; by 
express, $1.25 per doz. 


This is an old favorite climbing vine, of rapid growth, with fleshy, 
heart-shaped, light green leaves and clusters of pure white, fragrant 
flowers. A free and constant bloomer. 5 cts. each, 25 cts for 6, 40 cts. 
per doz., postpaid. 





Of summer-blooming plants for genera 
Gladioli are deserving of special attention. 

Floracroft Mixture of Gladioli 

mail, postpaid, per doz. 25c.; by express, 
Groff's Hybrid Seedlings. Flowers of 
and highest quality, with colors in the m 
excelled brilliancy. By mail, postpaid, 
press, per 100 $2.50, per 1,000 ^20. 

garden decoration, the 
Requiring but little room 
for growth, they are ex- 
ceedingly useful for 
planting among shrub- 
bery in the border, 
while for massing in 
large beds, where a bril- 
liant and effective dis- 
play is desired, they are 
invaluable. They suc- 
ceed best in good loam, 
enriched with well-rot- 
ted manure. Bulbs 
should be planted about 
3 inches deep and 6 
inches apart. 

Single bulbs 6c. each 

Floracroft Mixture 

No. 1. A very choice 
strain of grand flower- 
ing sorts. Mostly light 
shades, very few red 
or purple. By mail, 
postpaid, per doz., 30 
cts. ; by express, per 
iooSi.50,per 1,000 ii2. 
Floracroft Mixture 
No. 2. Same as above 
but smaller bulbs. By 
per 100 $1, per 1,000 $8. 
largest size, finest form 
ost delicate tints and un- 
per doz. 40 cts.; by ex- 


By mail, postpaid 

So 35 


Shades of Pink Mixed 

" Red Mixed 

*' Orange and Yellow , 

" Striped and Variegated 
" White and Light 

Lemoine's Mixed 



$1 50 
> 25 

2 50 
2 50 
2 00 

I 50 

X press 
$12 00 

10 00 

20 00 
20 00 
18 00 
12 00 


Each Doz. 

Augusta. Lovely pure white, with blue anthers. Strong, 

straight spike often having two or three branches jto 07 $0 75 

Brenchleyensis. Vermilion-scarlet; an old variety but 

much planted on account of brilliant color 05 30 

Eugene Scribe. Medium-sized well-open flower; ten- 
der; rose, blazed carmine-red 07 75 

Gil Bias. Early-flowering plant of dwarf habit ; flowers 
salmony rose, with a fire -red blotch on straw-colored 
ground 10 i 00 

Marie Lemoine. Slender spike, well-expanded flowers; 
upper division of a pale creamy color, flushed salmon, 
lilac ; the lower division spotted violet and yellow. A 
very dainty variety 10 i 00 

May. Lovely pure white flowers, finely flaked bright 

rosy crimson ; strong spike. Good forcing variety 06 50 

Snowbank. Fine spike of well formed flowers, pure 
white, with the exception of a slight stain of red at base 
of petals 10 1 00 

One of each of above choice seven sorts for 40 cta>, by malli 


In the flower-garden Lilies rank first in importance. They are 
stately and beautiful, matchless in form and variety of color, while 
possessing the most agreeable perfume, and for general effect they 
have no rivals. Bulbs should be planted 6 inches deep in a well- 
drained, deep, loamy soil made rich with thoroughly rotted manure, and 
an inch of clean sand placed under and over the bulbs when setting. 

Auratum (Golden-rayed Lily of Japan). Large Each Doz. 100 
pure white flowers, with crimson spots and a gol- 
den band through the center of each petal. Large 

bulbs $0 20 $2 00 $12 00 

Speciosum rubrum. White, spotted with rose ..20 2 00 12 00 

" album. Pure white ; fragrant 20 2 00 12 00 

** Melpomene. Silvery white, spotted 

soft crimson 20 2 00 12 00 


These have become indispensable in every garden. They are all 
hardy and admirably adapted to our northern climate, growing in 
almost all situations, and even flourishing under shade trees. Ready 
in October. 

Unless noted, 30c. each, by mall, or S2.50 per doz., by express 
Cytheree (Carlot). Flesh-color, with crimson spotted center. 
Duchess de Nemours. Sulphur-yellow, beautiful shape. 
Festiva. Double ; white. 

Festiva fragans. Light purple; very large flower. 

Lais. Light rose, inside sulphur-yellow with crimson-spotted center. 

Mad. Calot. Light rose, strong-flowering. 

Rosea Magna. Dark red, center salmon-color spotted. 

Rosea superba. New. Light rose ; beautiful flower. 

Rubens. Dark carmine. 

Rubra triumphans. Purplish carmine. 

Tagliona. Pale rose. 

Umbellate. Light lilac-rose. 

Zoe Calot. Fine rose, with lighter rose center. 

GLOXINIA (Large-flowered) 

Magnificent for house culture, producing in great profusion beau- 
tiful flowers of the richest and most beautiful colors. They succeed 
best in sandy loam and peat, and require a moist heat. After bloom- 
ing, dry off gradually, let the bulb remain in the pot without water, 
and keep in a warm place until they show signs of starting again. 

Good strong bulbs. 

Each Doz. 100 

Blue $0 10 $1 00 $7 00 

Crimson 10 i 00 7 00 

Violet, White 
Border 10 i 00 7 00 

Each Doz. 100 

White $0 10 $1 00 $7 00 

Red, White 

Border to i oo 7 00 

Spotted 10 I 00 7 00 

Mixed 10 I 00 6 00 


The bulbs, when planted about 3 inches apart, produce an un- 
broken row of elegant foliage and pretty flowers, and, as they bloom 
in a very short time after planting, furnish a neat and attractive 
border the whole season. 10 cts. per doz., 50 cts. per 100. 

IRIS (Flower-de-Luce) 


Japanese. Perfectly hardy, beautiful flowers, all colors. 

sitely mottled and veined. Bloom in July, and need ; 

sunny situation. 10 cts. each, $1 per doz. 
German. These rival the orchid in variety of coloring, shape and 

shading. Perfectly hardy and adapted to all situations. Bloom in 

June. 10 cts. each, $1 per doz. 


These are dormant balls of fern roots. Submerge the ball in water 
for fifteen minutes, then hang up where the temperature is about 70°. 
On the second day soak the ball for five minutes, after which water 
may be applied daily in sufficient quantity to prevent the roots from 
becoming dry. Each Doz. 

Small size, 5 to 6 inches in diameter $0 25 $2 25 

Large size, 7 to 9 inches in diameter 40 3 50 


Selected 3-year-old Berlin Pips (sand-grown). For forcing, 25 
cts. per doz.; bundles of 25 for 40 cts. ; $1.50 per 100; $12 per 1,000. 
If wanted by mail, add 5 cts. per doz. for postage. 

Cold Storage Pips. We are prepared to offer Cold Storage Pips 
all through the summer season. Price on application. 


A bulbous plant of the easiest culture and most delightful fra- 
grance. They should be started early in pots, using good, rich, loamy 
soil, and, when the weather is suitable, transplanted into the garden. 
Excelsior Pearl. With very large double white flowers, produced 

in great abundance. Extra strong roots, 25c. per doz., $1.50 per 100. 



New White Soupert Rose ( " Schneekopf " ) . 

This splendid New Rose when on trial in our greenhouses con- 
tinued to bloom steadily and attract attention for weeks at a time. It 
is equally fine for planting in the open ground because it is one of 
the hardiest of the Everblooming Roses and blooms most abund- 
antly. The flower strongly reminds one of the Clothilda Soupert. It 
has the same vigorous habit of growth — a bush thick with branches 
and usually quite full of bloom ; the blossoms open perfecth^ show- 
ing beautiful cup-shaped petals, wa.\y white and sometimes tinged 
flesh-pink. 25 cts. each ; 2-yr., 50 cts. 

Killarnev. ^ splendid hybrid tea, robust grower; free, continuous 
— bloomer. Brilliant, sparkling pink. 20c. ea. ; 2-3-r., 40c. 

Mrs. John Bateman. Vigorous, erect, branching growth, and 

free flowermg. Color deep chma-rose, 

with rose at base of petals; oeautifulin form. 25 cts. each ; 2-yr., 50c. 

Countess of Derby. Hybrid Tea. Form identical with the 
* elegant "Catherine I\Iermet" but infin- 
itely superior in growth and quantity of bloom produced. Blooms 
are large and symmetrical, with pointed centers; color salmon in 
center, with outer petals rose ; growth vigorous and erect, branching 
freely; deliciously tea perfumed. 25 cts. each ; 2-yr., 50 cts. 

The four for 75 cts., postpaid ; 2-yr., $1.50 


Princess Bonnie. Fine rich crimson, makes beautiful buds and 
flowers, very fragrant and blooms all the time. 15c. ea.; 2-yr., 35c. 

Maman Cochet. Flowers enormous, very full and of great sub- 
stance; color rich coral-pink, shaded with rose; deliciously sweet. 
15 cts. each ; 2-yr., 35 cts. 

White Cochet. A fine variety of Maman Cochet, one of the very 
best pure white, hardy everblooming Roses. 15c. each ; 2-yr., 35c. 

Grass an Teplitz. Entirelj' hardy here with the usual winter pro- 
tection. Flowers large, full and sweet, of a dark, rich, crimson 
color, shading to velvety, fiery red. 15 cts. each ; 2 yr., 35 cts. 

Clothilde Soupert. Flowers perfectly full and very fragrant, of beau- 
tiful creamy white, tinged with amber, deepening at center to bright 
pink. Sometimes both red and v^hite Roses are borne on one plant. 

Frau Karl Druschki, a pure white "American Beauty" 

Hermosa. Popular variety ; double and fragrant; clear bright pink. 
Sombrenil. Quite hardy; beautiful flowers of a creamy white, 

tinged with rose, very large, full and fragrant. 
La France. Buds and flowers of beautiful form and good size; 

color fine peach-blossom, clouded with rosy flesh tint. 
Queen Scarlet. Bears constantly its rich, velvety, scarlet 


Etoile de Lyon. Has fragrant, double golden yellow flowers. 

Prices of Everblooming Roses, except where noted: 10 cts. 
each, 50 cts. for 6, 75 cts. for set of 10, prepaid; 2-yr. old, 30 
cts. each, $1.60 for 6, $2.50 for set of 10. 

Extremely Hardy Roses 

New Century. Flesh-pink, deepening to bright red center. 

Sir Thomas Lipton. Finest pure wliite hybrid ; vigorous grower, making hand- 
some bush. Large, double flowers, very fragrant, borne on strong, upright stems. 

Harrison's Yellow. Finest hardy yellow Rose ; makes a great display of its 
bright golden yellow flowers early in the spring. 

20 cts. each, 45 cts. for 3; 2-yr., 40 cts. each, 90 cts. for 3 

Hybrid Perpetual Roses 

Frau Karl Druschki (White American Beauty). Flowers perfectly double, white 
and very fragrant. 35 cts. each; 2-yr., 60 cts. 

Paul Neyron. \'ery double ; bright pink color ; hardy grower ; free bloomer. 

General Jacqueminot. Bright, shining crimson, rich and velvety. 

Magna Charta. Extra large, full flowers, briglit rosy pink ; profuse bloomer. 

Coquette des Alpes. Pure white, large, handsome flowers, fragrant and hardy. 

Francois Levet. Large, round, bright crimson flowers, very fragrant. 

Mme. Plantier. \'er3" hard}' and a profuse bloomer ; snow-white flowers. 

Price, except Frau Druschki : 15 cts. each, 75 cts. for 6 ; including: Druschki, 
$1 for 7 ; 2-yT. old, 35 cts. each, excepting Druschki ; $1.80 for the last 6 ; in- 
cluding Druschki $2.30 for the 7. 

Ever-Blooming Climbing Roses 

Climbing Clothilde Soupert. Strong, vigorous climber. Flowers beautiful 
creamv white, tingeil with amber, deepening at the centL-r to bright pink. 

Empress of China. Flowers soft dark red passing to light pink. 

Climbing Meteor. Makes exquisite buds and flowers of true Jacqueminot red. 

Marechal Niel. Most beautiful largegoUlen yellow flowers, full, doubleand exceed- 
ingly fragrant. It is naturally a climbing Rose and should not be (pruned too sliort. 
15 cts. each, 40 cts. for the four ; 2-yr., 35 cts. each, $1.10 for the four 

Hardy Rambler Roses 

Crimson Rambler Rus6 

Crimson Rambler. No garden or yard should be without this showy Rose. 
Dorothy Perkins. Petals crinkled, of clear shell-pink, in clusters. 
Yellow Rambler. Blossoms in clusters of from 120 to 150. 
White Rambler. Flowers of a rosy white shading to pure \\ bite. 

15 cts. each, 45 cts. for the four ; 2-yr. , 35 cts. each, $1.15 for the four 
NOTICE.— I send all 1 -year Roses postpaid: 2-year plants by express at purchaser's 



A Page of Choice Flowering Plants 

VARIEGATED LAWSON. Ivory-white ground, penciled delicate carmine. 15c. 
ENCHANTRESS. A grand pink, one of the finest and most wonderful bloom- 
ers. Color rose-pink. Strong, healthy grower. 15 cts 
RED SPORT. A rich shade of dark crimson. 15 cts. 

ELDORADO. Golden yellow flowers, finely penciled with bright red ; greatly 
admired. 10 cts. 

PROSPERITY. Large; strong grower ; white, overlaid with rose-pink. 10 cts. 
EliBON. Rich flaming scarlet ; highly perfumed. 10 cts. 
BOSTON MARKET. Free-flowering ; pure white. 10 cts. 

For 60 cts. I will send the seven choice Carnations carefully packed 
and correctly labeled 


W. H. CHADWICK. Has immense, creamy white flowers ; incurved petals. 15c. 
BLACK BEAUTY. Extra large flowers, very dark, deep red. 15 cts. 
COLONEL APPLETON. Immense ; rich golden yellow. One of the best. 15c. 
MRS. McKINLEY. Deep, round, incurved flowers ; rich, rosy terra-cotta. 15c. 
EDITH SYRATT. Rich, rose-pink, always sure to bloom. 15 cts. 

MRS. CHAMBERLAIN. Clear bright pink. 15c. 
The above six choice, large-flowering Chry- 
santhemums for 55 cts., by mail, 



BRONZE BRIDE. Bronze and crimson. | QUEEN OF BULGARIA. Rich violet rose. 

FLORA. Very early; deep golden yellow. ' SOUV. DE JERSEY. Canary- yellow. 

All of the above are 10 cts. each, by mail, postpaid, or the collection of 4 for 30 cts. 


S. A. NUTT. The best; dark, rich crimson. 
JEAN VIAUD. Finest pink, with white blotches. 
LA FAVORITE. Elegant flowers of pure white. 

MAD. LANDRY. Brilliant apricot-salmon. 
JACQUERIE. E.vtra-large single dark velvety 

crimson flowers. 
BRUANTI. Scarlet, fine, large flowers. 
All of the above are 15 cts. each, 2 for 25 cts., or the 6 for 65 cts. by mail, postpaid 


New. Large single blue flow- 


ers. 15 cts. 

NEW DOUBLE RUSSIAN. Perfectly double 
flowers, long stems ; deep blue. 15 cts. 

PRINCESS OF WALES. E.xtra large single 

flowers on stems 10 to 12 inches high. 10 cts. 
LADY HUME CAMPBELL. Double, blue. loc. 
SWANLEY WHITE. Best white ; double. 15c. 

Collection of 5 of the above Violets 45 cts., by mail, postpaid 


There are no brighter flowers during the late summer and early autumn months than the hardy Phlox. 
ATHIS. Tall, salmon-pink. 15 cts. I ECLAIREUR. Purplish crimson, light halo; 

AMORITE. White and lilac ; medium tall. 15c. large, is cts. 

AUGUST REVERIE. Bright red and salmon. THE PEARL. The best tall, pure white variety. 
15 cts. 15 cts. 

PANTHEON. The most beautiful pink. 15 cts. 


WISTARIA, Chinese Blue. Tall - growing 
climber; long, drooping violet-purple flowers. 20c. 
liana. Fragrant buff and white flowers. 15 cts. 

Golden-leaved. Sweet-scented. 15 cts. 
CLEMATIS paniculata. One of the finest hardy 
climbing vines. Flowers creamy white; fra- 
grant. Small plants, 15 cts. each, by mail ; ex- 
tra3-year-old plants, 35c. ea., 3for|i,by express. 


Clematis Jackmani. Fine purple flowers, 
and 40 cts. postpaid. 
Madam Edouard Andre. Flowers 4 to 5 
inches across, deep rosy pink or red. 25 cts. 
and 40 cts. postpaid. 
MOONFLOWER. Rapid summer climber. 
White. Richly scented ; flowers open in evening. 
Blue. Exquisite blossoms, large, bell-shaped. 
15 cts. each, or the two (Blue and White) 
25 cts., by mail, postpaid 

Wistaria Vine 


Japan Snowball 1 Spirea, Red [ Weigela, Rose 

Hydrangea pan. grand. i Spirea, White I Deutzia, White 

15 cts. each postpaid; 2-yr., 25 cts., by express 




Great Scott. This giant among Strawberries is a cross 
between Bubach and Belmont, — great blood for size, beauty, j ield 
and quality. The plant is perfection itself. The foliage and fruit 
shine as though varnished, having no blight or rust. The fruit is 
very large, even the last picking, of a bright scarlet color, turning 
crimson when very ripe. Its season is from medium to late. Per 
doz. 50 cts., postpaid; by express, per doz., 35 cts. ; per 50, Si ; 
per 100, $1.50. 

Stokes' Late Champion, a large part of the profit in 

strawberr\--growing is to have first-class fruit when the market is 
not glutted ; and the Stokes' Late Champion takes care of the 

late market in a 
masterly fashion. 
I believe it to be 
the best late Straw- 
berry ever intro- 
duced. In size it is 
uniformly very 
large and hand- 
some, very richly 
colored and a de- 
lightfully flavored 
Strawberry for the 
table. Its'healthy, 
vigorous growth is 
phenomenal, send- 
ing out its runners 
until the ground is 
matted with them, 
and its great, deep- 
rooting qualities 
enableit toproduce 
beautiful berries in 
a drj' season when 
other varieties are 
fruitless from this 
reason : and com- 
ing after almost all 
other sorts are 
gone, it holds the 
late market to the 
grower's great 
profit. Per doz. 40 
cts., postpaid ; by e.xpress, per doz., 30c.; per 100, $1 ; peri,ooo,$6. 

liady Garrison. This is another of the big yielders, sure 
croppers, under all sorts of conditions of soil and culture. An all- 
round good Strawberry. Heavy, rank foliage of deepest green, no 
rust or blight, or sign of weakening of an)- kind. A perfect bloom- 
er, with many strong fruit-stalks: begins to ripen early and the 
season e.xtends through to the later-ripening varieties. Fruit of 
large size, roundish conical form, bright glossy red color and fine 
flavor. Per doz., 50 cts., postpaid ; by e.xpress, per doz., 30 cts.; per 
50, 75 cts.; per 100, $1.25; per 1,000, $10. 

Stokes' Late Champion 

NEW SORTS, continued 

New Early Beauty. The new Early Beauty Strawberry 
is without any question, the strongest grower of any berry we 
have ever had any knowledge of. At inyFloracroft Gardens it has 
proven itself a wonder in this respect, and will undoubtedly, 
from its very vigorous constitution, prove a splendid sort from 
which to get early crosses for other new varieties. The fruit ripens 
the very earliest of any berry which I have ever known. It is of 
large size, of the pointed shape. The berry is a rich, glossy red ; 
handsome. Perfect-flowering variety, Per doz. 40 cts., postpaid; 
by e.xpress, per doz., 30 cts.; per 100, Si, per 1,000, $6. 


Com Paul. The new Strawberry, Oom Paul, is a wonder. Stu- 
pendous in size and delicious in flavor, nice shape, elegant color, 
shipping the best. Another strong point in favor of Oom Paul is 
that the last picking never runs small. Perfect bloomer. 

The Maximns. One of the largest and most beautiful of all Straw- 
berries. Perfect bloomer; plant strong and robust. Produces two 
and four fruit stalks to a plant, well filled with very large berries. 
Berries conical, deep glossy scarlet ; flesh pink, sometimes white 
at the center, very tender, of mild flavor. Late. 

Glen Mary. Very vigorous, perfect-blooming plant of Brandywine 
and Isabel type. Enormously productive of large, bright, deep 
red berries. Flesh very firm. Light red clear to the center ; 
sweet, rich and high-flavored, decidedly good berry in point of 
plant, yield, fine form, bright color, firmness and good quality. 

Marshall Midseason. Berries very beautiful and average extra- 
ordinarily large — often fourteen will fill a quart measure. For home 
use it is peerless. The first of the extra-large varieties to ripen, 
and, although of great size, the fruit is rarely misshapen. Color is 
a rich, glossy crimson, admired by all. Perfect blooming. 

Brandywine. Midseason to very late. Brandywine is already 
world-famous; in fact, we doubt if any Strawlierry ever before has 
received such enthusiastic praise over so wide an extent of terri- 
tory. The berries are of large size, glossy scarlet, very firm, solid 
and shapely, of delightful aroma, rich, juicy and luscious, and won- 
derfully productive. Perfect-blooming. 

The Gandy, Late. One of the best late Strawberries ever intro- 
duced. Strictl)- fancy. The fruits are uniformly large, perfect in 
form and firm; color bright crimson and as glossy as if varnished. 
Quality superb; delightful aroma, suggestive of both strawberries 
and peaches. Perfect-blooming. 

Bnbach, No. 5. Midseason. A prominent grower says: " If all 
varieties were culled out but ten, he would place Bubach, No. 5, at 
the head of the list on account of its large, bright berries, immense 
yield and fine flavor." Pistillate variety. 

Price of any of above Tcholce varieties, per doz. 40 cts., per lOO 
S i .25, by mall, postpaid ; by express, per doz. 25 cts., per 100 
85 cts., per 1,000 36. In l,0OO lots we will assort varieties 


Eldorado. Very hardy; no core. Sweet, with the flavor of the wild 

berry. Prolific, good size. Postpaid, each 10 cts., doz. 85 cts.; by 

express, doz. 75 cts., 100 S3. 50. 
Erie. Hardy; productive; large and of good quality. Postpaid, 

each 10 cts., doz. 75 cts.; by express, doz. 60 cts., 100 S3- 
Kittatinny. Very large, medium to late. Not hardy north of New 

York City. Postpaid, each 10 cts., doz. 65 cts. ; by express, doz. 

50 cts., 100 S3- 

Lucretia. The old standard Dewberry. Postpaid, each 10 cts , doz. 
65 cts.; by express, doz. 30 cts., 100 $3. 



Miller. Large, bright, red berry, holding size until end of season ; 

does not fade; small core, very firm. Postpaid, doz. 50 cts.; by 

express, doz. 45 cts., 100 Si-75. 1,000 S12. 
Cutbbert. The old standard and hard to beat; very productive; a 

rich red, firm and good quality. Price same as Miller. 

Golden Queen. Seedling of the Cuthberl. \'ery productive and 
hardy; large size, beautiful color and excellent <iuality. Postpaid, 
doz. 75 cts.; by express, doz. 65 cts., 100 $3, 1,000 S20. 


Camberland. The business Blackcap. Fruit very large, wonder- 
fully productive and absolutely hardy. Early. Postpaid, each 
15 cts., doz. 75 cts.; by express, doz. 60 cts., 100 S3. 50, 1,000 S30- 

Gregg. The standard Blackcap. Profitable ma-ket sort. Postpaid, 
each 10 cts., doz. 50 cts.: by express, doz. 45c., iooSi-75, i,oooSi2. 


Pres. Wilder. In size of bunch and berry, color and quality of 

fruit, the Wilder is much superior to Fay's Prolific. Postpaid, 

doz. Si. 15; by express, doz. Si, 100 S^<- 
Cherry. Large red- Postpaid 2-year, doz. S1-15 ; by express, doz. 

Si. 100 S4 1,000 S3,S. 
Fay's Prolific. Postpaid, 2-year, doz. S1.15; by express, doz. Si. 

100 S4. 1,000 $35. 


Industry. An English sort. Fruit dark red, large and of good 

quality. Season early- 
Downing. Large, light green ; suitable for family use or for market. 

Postpaid, each 20 cls-, doz. Si. 50; by express, doz. Si-35. 100 SS. 



Gravenstein Apple 


By express only. Plant 30 feet apart ; 48 
trees per acre 


Starr. Large, pale green fruit. Fruits 
young. Early ; from July to September. 
Good for eating and cooking. 

Early Harvest. Early ; pale yellow ; fine 

Sweet Bongh. Large, pale yellow ; ten- 
der, sweet. 

Yellow Transparent. Skin clear white, 

changing to pure yellow when fully ripe. 

Tender, juicy, early. 
Hagloe. Large, early summer sort; very 

productive ; good cooking Apple. 
Williams Early Red. Medium summer; 

large ; good for eating or cooking. 
Red Astrachan. Large, crimson ; acid ; 

very early ; good cooker. 


Gravenstein. Large, yellow, striped beau- 
tiful ; tender; subacid; good market sort. 

Orange Pippin. Golden yellow ; good 
size ; profitable. 

Maiden Blush. Large ; blush cheek. 


Baldwin. Bright red, crisp, juicy, rich; 

Ben Davis. Striped; good late keeper; 

quality poor. 
Newtown Pippin. Greenish yellow ; fine 

quality; good keeper; juicy, crisp, delicious. 
Grimes' Golden. Yellow; high quality; 

rich and tender. 
Prices of any of the above Apples 35 cts. 
each, $3.60 per doz., S25 per lOO 


Black Tartarian. Large, black sweet and 

Oxheart. Large, light, with red cheek; 
solid, meaty, excellent. 

CHERRIES, continued 
Napoleon Bigar- 
reau. Very large, 
pale yellow, with 
red cheek. Juicy; 
good flavor. 
Early Richmond. 

Red pie Cherry. 
Large, bright red, 

3 to 4 feet, 40 cts. 
ea., S4.SO per doz., 
S35 per 100; 4 to 6 
feet, SO cts. each, 
S5 per doz., $40 
per 100. 


By express only. Plant 
16 feet apart each 
way ; 170 trees per 

Sneed. Large, beau- 
tiful red on sunny 
side ; flesh white ; 
very sweet and juicy. 
Triumph. The ear- 
liest yellow freestone 
yet introduced. 
Large ; small pit. 
Crosby. Free dwarf. Fruit yellow, streak- 
ed crimson, with very small pit. 
Wonderful. Large, rich, yellow; a good 

keeper ; very late ; freestone. 
Mountain Rose. Freestone ; pink flesh. 
Oldmixon. Creamy white ; popular. 
Stump the World. White, red cheek. 
Crawford's Late. Best late, yellow; free. 
Late Heath Cling. Best white cling. 
3 to 4 feet, 20 cts. ea., SI. 75 per doz., S lO 
per ICO; 4 to 6 feet, 25c. ea., S2.50 per 
doz., SI2 per 100. 


Satsuma. Japanese variety ; medium to 
large in size; color very dark dull red all 
over, with greenish dots. 

Ogon. Golden yellow, good quality, free- 

Abundance. Rich yellow with blush red 
cheek. Flesh deep yellow ; very prolific. 

Burbank. Orange - yellow, overlaid with 
red. Later than Abundance. 

Willard. Earliest Plum on the list. Medi- 
um size, round, dark'red, splashed yellow. 

3 to 4 feet, 40 cts. each, S4.60 per doz., 
S35 per 100; 4 to 6 feet, 50 cts. each, 
S5 per doz., S40 per lOO. 


By express only. Plant 15 by 20 feet; 145 
trees per acre 

Rossney. Two weeks after Bartlett, fine- 
grained, melting, juicy and of superior 
flavor. Skin yellow, with crimson blush. 

The Koonce. Very early and fine quality. 
Yellow, with red cheek ; spicy, juicy and 
sweet, free from blight. 

Clapp's Favorite. Large, early ; bright 

Bartlett. The old favorite. 


PEARS, continued 

Le Conte. Bell-shaped; pale yellow ; good 
to plant with Kieffer. 

Seckel. Small yellowish russet ; rich, melt- 
ing, juicy. 

Kieffer. Very prolific, fine- looking, not 
good quality. Ripens in October. 

2-year, 4 to 6 feet, 40 cts. each, $4 per 
doz., S30 per 100; extra 3-year, CO cts. 
each, S4.50 per doz., S35 per ICO. 


McPike. Wonderful new black Grape. 

Very superior in quality. Perfectly hardj'. 

Earlier than Concord. Bunches large; 

berries mammoth. Fruit will keep loo 

days on the vine in good condition. 
Moore's Early. Very early, large black 

Grape ; skin thin, flesh sweet. 
Concord. The standard black Grape. Ber- 
ries large, skin thin. Tender juicy, sweet. 
Niagara. The favorite white Grape. Very 

prolific. Handsome bunches, good shipper. 
Catawba. Dark red, medium-size berry ; 

skin thick, flesh pulpy and of best qualit)-. 
Delaware. Small, red berrj', compact 

bunches, skin thin, but firm; juicy and 

very sweet. 
1-year-old, 20 cts. each, S2 per doz. S6, 

per 100; 2-year-old, 25 cts. each, $2.50 

per doz., S7 per 100. 


The culture of nuts has become very profi- 
table, and large orchards are being put out 
to good purpose. 


Alpha. Very early, large size. Si each, $io- 

per doz., $75 per loo. 
Paragon. Later, large and fine. $i each, 

gio per doz., S75 per 100. 
Walnuts, Pecans, Shellbarks, Filberts,. 

Almonds, Butternuts. 50c. ea., $5 per doz. 

McPike Grape 


Asparagus Buncher, "Acme." $1.50; with knife 
guide, 52. 

Asbestos Torch. For destroying insects on 

trees. 30 cts. 
Bee Hives, 'Eoot's. No. i, ^2.85 

set up. 

Bee Supplies. Send for special list 
Brooders, Model. S16. 
Calf Feeders. Small. 


Calf Weaners. No. i, 

for calves, 30 cts.; 
No. 2, for heifers, 
45 cts.; No. 3, 
for cows, 65 cts. 
Churns. Round, cedar 

Calf Feeder 

2 gals., $2 ; 4 gals., 
52.50; 7 gals., 53. 
Cider Mills, "Buckeye." 
Junior, S12; medium, 
S16: senior, S20. 
Clover Cutler, Mann's. With 

stand, $10. 
Cookers, "Reliable." 
stock-food. 20-gal. 

Buckeye Cider Mill 

, for 
, for 

Egg Case 

, $5.50 per bale, 
mesh, No. 19 wire. 

wood, $5 ; 35-gal 
wood, S8; 50-gal., 
wood, $10; loo-gal. 
wood, $12. 
Corn Planters. Automatic, Iiand. $1.75. 
Corn Shellers, "Red Chief." For box, $2. 
" Invincible." Single liole, $8. 
" Lightning." Two-hole, $15. 
Dibbles. For transplanting. Steel, 50 cts. ; 

brass, 60 cts. 
Drills, " Planet Jr." See third cover page. 
Egg Crates, "Perfection." 
3odoz.,Si- Fillers 
for same, 25 cts. 
Pittsburg Perfect Poultry 
and Garden Fence. 
25-in., S3. 25 per 
bale; 35-m., S4-25 
per bale; 46-in., 
S4.75 per bale ; 52- 
in., Ss per bale ; 58-in. 
Diamond Mesh Poultry. 2-in. 

36-in., S2.55 per bale; 48-in., S3. 50 per 
bale; 60-in., $4.20 per bale; 72-in., $4.85 
per bale. 

Floral or Garden Sets. 50 cts. to $1. 

Flower Pots. iK-in., 6 cts. per 
doz., 44 cts. per 100; 2-in., 7c. 
per doz., 50 cts. per 100; 2K-in., 
9 cts. per doz., 69 cts. per 100; 
3-in., II cts. per doz., 88 cts. per 
100; 3K-in., 14 cts. per doz., 
?i.o6per 100; 4-in., 18 cts. per 
doz., Si. 38 per 100 ; 4M'-in., 24c. 
Flower Pots per doz.. Si. 88 per 100; 5-in., 
32 cts. per doz., S2.50 per 100; 
6-in., 47 cts. per doz., $3 7,^ per ico. 
Fountains, Poultry Drinking, "Philadelphia." 2- 

qt., 3i Cts.; 4-qt., 50 cts.; 8-qt , 75 cts. 
Fruit Pickers. With brass e\ e, 35 cts. 
Fumigators, "Eureka." No. i, $1 ; No. 2, $1.50; 
No. 3. $2. 

"Perfection." No. 1,82.75; No. 2, $3.25; No. 
3. S.V75- 

Garden Lines. 60ft., 30c.; 90ft. ,60c.; 120 ft. ,75c. 
Garden Reels. Iron, small, 50cts.; galvanized, 

single. Si. 25; galvanized, double, 81.75. 
Glazing Points, " Peerless." Per 1,000, 60 cts. 
Grafting Wax. 'X-lb., 10 cts. ; K-Ib., 15 cts. ; i 

111., 25 cts. 

Grindstones, " Farmer's." i8-in., $3.25 ; 20-in., 

.*^,V5o ; 21-in., S4-,50. 
Guards, for Trees. Wire, Si. 25. 
Harrows, "Iron Age." Diamond-toothed, plain, 


"Acme." Pulverizing. No. 23; 2-horse, S15; 
Xo. H, I -horse, $12.50; No. G, i-horse, S9- 

Hotbed Mat 


Harrows, "Planet Jr." 12-toothed, plain, $5.30 ; 

complete, $8. 
Hoes. In variety. 

Horse Hoes, "Planet Jr." No. 9, $6. 90. 

"Iron Age." No. 6, complete, S6.25. 
Horse-radish Graters. No. i,S6; No. 2, $7; No. 

3. Sii- 

Hose. Rubber, garden. 8, 10, and 12c. per ft. 
Hotbed Mats. Burlap. 
40 .\ 70 in., 85 cts.; 
76 X76 in., 51.25. 
Hotbed Sash. With- 
out glass, 3 x6 ft., 
51.25 each ; with 
glass, $3 each. 
Incubators, Cbas. A. 
Cyphers' Model. 
No. o. 80 eggs, 
5i6; No. I, 150 
eggs, 522 ; No. 2, 250 eggs, $31 ; No. 3, 360 
eggs, S37; No. 4, 412 eggs, S43. 
Jardinieres. In choice assortment. 50c. to S3. 

Knives. Buddmg, 20c. 
to Si ; corn, 50 cts ; 
potato, concave and 
curved, 30 cts.; prun- 
ing, 75 cts. to Si ; 
edging, American, 
50 cts., English, S1.25. 
Labels. For pots, painted 3 5^ -in., 75 cts. per 
1,000; 4-in., 85 cts. per 1,000; 454-in., Si 
per 1,000; 5-in., Si.25 per 1,000; 6-in., 
Si. 50 per 1,000; lo-in., 54-50 per 1,000. 
Labels. For trees, notched. 50 cts. per 1,000; 
iron-wired. Si per 1,000; copper-wired, 
Si. 25 per 1,000. Copper indelible, 20 cts. 
per doz.. Si per 100. 
Lawn Boots (Horse). Per set of four, $8. 
Lawn Mowers, "Flo- 
racroft." lo-in., 
S2.75; i2-in.,S3; 
14-in., 53.50;, S4. 
(High - wheel- 
ed). i5-in.,Sii; 
17-in., S12; 19- 
in., S13 ; 21-in., 

Lawn Sprinklers. In variety. 75 cts. to S3. 50 
Mastica. For glazing greenhouses. Per gal. 
Si. 25. 

Mastica Machines. Si. 25. 

Mills for Grinding Bone. Mann's No. 7, 5i2. 

Moss, Sphagnum. Per bus.. Si; per bale, $2. 75. 

Nests. Wire, hens'. 15c. each. Si. 25 per doz. 

Nest Trap. 75 cts. each, S7 per doz. 

Plant-bed Cloth. Light, 4K cts, per yd.; me- 
dium Sc. per yd,; heavy, loHc. per yd. 

Plant Stands. Wooden, Si. 25 and $1.50 ; wire, 
3-shelf, S3; 4-shelf, S3.75. 

Presses. Wine and berrj-. No. i,S3; No. 2, 
S3. 75; No. 3, S6. 

Pruning Shears. 8-in., 50 cts.; 9-in. 65 cts. 

Pumps, "Little Gem." Bucket. S3 50. 
"Empire King." For barrels. S13.50. 

Putty Bulbs. So cts. 

Rakes. In variety. 40 cts. to 75 cts. 

Raphia. For tying, 12 cts. per lb. 

Rings. Copper, bull. 2-in., ^ cts.; 2j-^-in., 25 
cts.; 3-in., .^o cts. 

Roofing Materials. Red Rope Roofing, per 250 
sq. ft., S2.25; per 500 sq. ft., 54-50. Bhick 
Neponset. for lining, per 250 sq. ft. Si. 25, 
per 500 sq. ft., S2.25. Tarred Felts, 2-pl.\', 
per 108 sq. ft.. So cts. ; 3-pIy, per loS sq. 
ft., Si. 10. Flintkote Roofing, }i-pW, per 
100 sq. ft.. Si. 75; i-p1y, 100 sq. ft., $2. 25; 
2-ply, 100 sq. ft., 53.25. 

Root Cutters. No. 7, for poultry, S5 ; No. 20, 
"Banner, "SS. 50; No. 15, "Banner," $9.50. 


Lawn Mower 

Hedge Shears 

Rollers, " Boss." No. i, 2 sections, 150 lbs , 
S7.15; No. 2, 3 sections, 200 lbs., S9.40; 
No. 3, 2 sections, 225 lbs., Sio.50 ; No 6, 
3 sections, 300 lbs., 513.90. Horse roller. 
No. 40, 3 sections, 650 lbs., $39.15. 
Saws. Pruning. 1 5-in., 75 cts.; 18-in., 90 cts.; 

20-in., Si. 10. 
Scissors. Grape Thinning, English, Si; Fruit 
and Flower Gatherers, hold after cutting, 
American, 25 cts,; imported. Si. 
Scythes. American, Si; American, brush 90c ; 
English, lawn, riv- 
eted back, Si .25. 
Scythe Stones, "Darby." 
10 cts. " Talacre," 
15 cts. 
Seed Sowers, " Little 
Giant." Si 50 
" Cahoon," S3. 25 
"Wheelbarrow." S7. 
Shears. Hedge, Si. 50; 

Grass Border, $2; with wheel, $2 50; 
Pruning, "Perfect," No. 7, Si. 75; No. 8, 
52 ; Lopping, long- 
handled, 75c.; Tree 
Pruning, 6 ft., 85c ; 
8 ft., Si; 10 ft., S'.is; 
Sheep, for grass. 50 
cts. and 75 cts. 
Shovels. In variety. 
85 cts- to 51.50, 
Sickles, or Grass Hooks. American, 25 cts. ; 

English, riveted back, 50 cts. 
Sieves. 18-in , any mesh, 60 cts.; 20-in., any 

mesh, 75 cts. 
Spades. In variety. 85 cts. to $1.50. 
Syringes. No. A, 12-in., S2 ; No. 2, i3K in., 
S4; No. 10, 18-in., S5 50 Horticultural, 
brass. Si. 50; zinc, Si- 
Thermometers. Tin, Japanned, 15 cts.; Hot- 
bed or Mushroom, Si .50 : Incubator. 50 ' 
cts,; Self-registering, $2.50. 
Tree Tubs. Cedar. No. o, 27-in., S5 ; No. i, 
25-in., S4.50 ; No. 3, 21 in., 53.25; No. 5, 
iS-in., S2.40; No. 7, 15-in., 51.75. 
Traps, "Olmsted" (iMote). The best. Si 50. 
"Out-of-Sight " (Rat). 20c. each, Si.5oper doz. 

(IMouse). 10 cts. each, 25 cts. 
for 3. S5 cts. per doz. 
Trellis. In assortment of shapes ;ind sizes. 

25 cts. to S2. 
Trowels. 10 cts., 15 cts. and 20 cts.; steel, 

35 cts., 40 cts. and 50 cts. 
Twines. Cotton, 30 cts. alb.; Jute, iS cts. a 

lb. ; Flax. 30 cts. a lb. 
Watering Pots. Galvanized, short spout 4-qt., 
40 cts.; 6 qt,,50 cts.; 8-qt., 65 cts.; lo-qt , 
,85 cts.: 12-qt., Si, 16-qt., Si. 50. Tin, 
painted green, i-qt., 20 cts.; 2 qt..25 cts.; 
4-<lt.. 35 cts. ; 6-qt., 45 cts.; 8-qt., 60 cts. , 
10-qt., 75 cts. Heavy galvanized, long 
spout, 4-c}t., S1.50; 6-qt., S'. 75; S-(it , S2; 
10-qt , S2.25 ; 12-qt., S2.60 
Water Barrel and 
Truck. iK-in. 
w heels, S9.25; 
2h-in. wheels. 
Sio; 3K-in. 
wheels, S10.75. 
Large Box for 
truck, S3. Leaf 
Rack for truck. S5 
Weeders, "Excelsier," 10 cts. Three Prong, 15c. 

"Laing's." 25 cts. "Cleveland,'" lawn. 50c. 
Wheelbarrows, \\ ide tray. No. 3,53.50; No 4, 

S4 : No. 5, S4..S0. 
Wire. Galvanized. Per stone of 12 lbs , No. 
16, 85 cts.; No, 18, Si I No. 19, Si 10; No. 
20, Si. 1 5. 

Whitewashing Machines, "Ripley's," 8-gal.,Si2; 
15-gfil.. 5Lv 

Water Barrel 



Spraying of Fruit Trees and Small Fruits has become a necessity 

Target Brand Scale Destroyer. Kills the San Jose scale. Reli- 
able and efficient. Dilute i part to 25 for winter treatment, i to 30 
for fall and spring, and i to 40 for summer. Qt. 40 cts., 2 qts. 65 
cts., gal. $1, 5 gals. $4.25. 

Bordeaux Mixture. For black rot, mildew, or blight. In liquid 
form ; i gallon makes 50 gallons of mixture. Qt. 40 cts., gal. $1. 

Copper Sulphate. Lb. 15 cts., 25 lbs. $3, 100 lbs. $10. 

Kerosene Emulsion. Qt. can, 35 cts., gal, can 85 cts. 

Hellebore. For rose slugs, worms, caterpillars, etc. Lb. 25 cts., 
5 lbs. $1. 

Slug Shot. For potato bugs, cabbage and currant worms. 5 lbs. 

25 cts., 100 lbs. fo.50. 
Tobacco Dust. Lb. 5 cts., 10 lbs. 40 cts., 50 lbs. 51.50. 
Tobacco Stems. Per bale jSi.50, per ton $10. 

Lemon Oil. For mealy bug and red spider. K pt. 25Cts., pt. 40cts., 

qt. 75 cts., 2 qts. $1.25, gal. $2. 
Fir Tree Oil. For all small insects. % pt. 40 cts., pt. 75 cts., 

qt. I1.40. 


I carry a full line of Spraying Apparatus 

Empire King Spray Pump. Will spray 
the largest orchards; has two nozzles. 
Price, without barrel, $13; mounted on 
barrel, S16; mounted on barrel with 2'A-\n. 
tire wheel-truck, $21. Extra barrels with 
trunions, $2.50. 

Little Gem Bucket Pump. For small 
trees or bushes. $3.50. 

Rippley's Whitewashing and Spray- 
ing Machine. Excellent and efficient. 

No. 6, 8 gallons $12 00 

No. 7, i5 gallons 15 00 

The Auto-Spray. 

that works well. 

No. i-A, brass $6 00 

No. i-C, galvanized 4 50 

Cyclone Atomizer. Throws a spray fine as mist ; good for small 
bushes, etc. Tin, 50 cts. ; brass. $1. 

An air-pressure sprayer 

Empire King Pump 
with Agitator 


I issue a special catalogue of these and will mail it on request 

Chas. A. Cyphers' Model 1908 


a peer. New igoS pat- 
terns with many improve- 

Price-List of "Model" Incu- 

No. o, 80-egg $16 00 

No. I, 150-egg 22 00 

No. 2, 250-egg 31 00 

No. 3, 360-egg 37 00 

No. 4. 412-egg 43 00 

ERS. Double Indoor. 

Have been enlarged 
and greatly improved. 
Are shipped knocked 
down. $13. 
Model Single Indoor 
Brooder. $10. 


No. 5-C, with crank handle $6 00 

No. 5-B, with balance-wheel 8 co 

No. 5-BIVI, with balance-wheel, mounted on iron stand 10 40 

No. 7. The best size for a yard of 100 hens and over 12 00 

No. 9. Larger and heavier than No. 7. Hand-power 18 40 

TAINS— Doz. 

No. I, 2 quarts $0 35 $3 50 

No. 2, 4 quarts 50 5 00 

No. 3, 8 quarts 75 7 50 

GARDEN FENCE— Bale of 10 rods 

(165 feet) 

25 inches wide $3 25 

35 inches wide 4 25 

46 inches wide 4 75 

52 inches wide 5 00 

58 inches wide 5 50 

In comparing prices with ordinary poultry netting, remember 
these bales are 15 feet longer. 

CAPONIZING INSTRUMENTS. Full directions with each 
set. ?2.25. 

POULTRY MARKERS, Philadelphia 



65 cts. for 50, $\ per 100. 

|o 25 


Copper and aluminum. 


Root's Hives, set up $2 85 

Root's Hives, in flat (bundle of 5 hives $9.75) 2 15 

Prices of other Bee supplies furnished on application. 

Poultry Foods and Medicines 

(Prices subject to change) 

"Vigor" Poultry Food. Manufactured by me. Fine for young 

or old fowls. Per 100 lbs., $2.50. 
"Vigor" Ground Beef Scraps. My own brand and a very choice 

article. Per 100 lbs., $3. 
" Vigor" Egg Food. A great egg producer. Per 100 lbs., $2.50. 
"Vigor" Scratch Food. Mixed grains and seeds for poultry. 

Per 100 lbs., $2.25. 
" Vigor" Pigeon Food. Per 100 lbs., $2.50. 
Cyphers' Laying Food. Per 100 lbs., $2.50. 
Cyphers' Chick Food. 50 lbs. $1.50, 100 lbs. $2.75. 
Chick Manna. For little chicks. 5-lb. box, 40 cts. 
Ground Dried Blood. For poultry and ducks. 50 lbs., jSi.75, 100 

lbs. $3.75. 
Cut Clover Hay. Per 100 lbs 
Pratt's Poultry Food. Pkg. 

25 cts., 5 lbs. 60 cts., 12 lbs. 


Clover Meal. 100 lbs. $2.25. 
Conkey's Roup Cure. 50 

cts. and $1. 
"Vigor" Roup Cure. Small, 

25 cts. ; large, 50 cts. 
Sheridan's Condition Pow- 
der. 25 cts. and Jsi. 
Madoc Gape Cure. 20 cts. 

and 35 cts. 
Crushed Oyster Shell. 100 

lbs. 75 cts., 500 lbs. $3.25. 
Mica Crystal Grits. 100 lbs. 

85 cts., 500 lbs. S3. 50. 
Lambert's Death to Lice. 

25 cts., 50 cts. and $1. 
Conkey's Lice Paint, i cit. 

35 cts., I gal. $1. 
Noxicide. A disinfectant. 14- 

gal. can 90 cts., gal. $^.50. 
Spratt'sPatentDog Cakes. 

3-lb. box 25 cts., 5 lbs. 40 cts., 

25 lbs. Si. 75, 100 lbs. $6.50. 


y^TEP^P. STOKES §219 Market Street, PHIb.^^ELPHIA.PA. 


Stokes' Novelties 

"Stokes' Standards" 

Vegetable Seeds — General List . . . 
Stokes' Leaflet Essays Free . . . 
Books for the Farm and Garden . . 
Vegetable Plants ... ... 

Tree Seeds ..... .... 

Farm Seeds, Field Corn, Grain, etc. 

Page s 
1- 8 


Fodder Plants, Millets, etc. . . 
Lawn Grass Seeds and Mixtures . . 

Grass and Clover Seeds 

Flower Seeds 



Fruit and Nut Trees ... 

How to Order and Liberal Premiums 

. . 52-54 
. . 55 
. . 56 
. . 58-71 
. . 72 
. . 74, 75 
. . 77 
2d cover 

Vegetable Seeds 


Asparag:us 12 

Asparagus Roots 12 

Beans, Bush, Green-pod- 
ded 13 

Beans, Bush, Wa.\-pod- 

ded 13 

Beans, Bush, Vaiielies for 

Shelling 13 

Beans, Bush Limas 14 

Beans, Pole Limas 14 

Beans, Pole 13 

Beets, Garden 15 

Beets, Sugar 16 

Beets, Mangel Wurzels 16 

Borecole. See Kale 

Brussels Sprouts 16 

Cabbage, Early Varieties 

17, 18 

Cabbage, Late Varieties ..18 

Carrots 19 

Cauliflower 20 

Celery 21 

Chicory 20 

Chives 20 

Collards 20 

Corn Salad, or Fetticus 20 

Corn, Sweet, or Sugar 22 

Corn, Field 48-50 

Corn, Pop 22 

Cress 20 

Cucumbt rs 23 

Dandelion 24 

Eggplant 24 

Endive 24 

Garlic 25 

Herbs 47 

Horse-radish 25 

Kale 24 

Kohlrabi 24 

Leek 25 

Lettuce 25-27 

Marty nia 27 

Melons, ^Iusk 28, 2c 

Melons, Water 30, 31 

Mushroom Spawn 32 

Mustard 32 

Nasturtium 32 

Okra, or Gumbo 32 

Onion, American 33,34 

Onion, Foreign 34 

Onion, Sets 34 

Parsley 35 

Parsnips 35 

Peanuts 35 

Peas, Early .36, 37 

Peas, Main-crop -7 

Peppers 35 

Potatoes, While 38 

Potatoes, Sweet 47 

Pumpkins 39 

Vegetable Seeds, con. 


Radishes 40, 41 

Rhubarb, or Pie-Plant 41 

Rhubarb Roots 41 

Rutabagas, or Swedes 46 

Sage 47 

Salsify, or Oyster Plant ...42 

Spinach 42 

Squash 42 

Thyme .47 

Tobacco 47 

Tomato 4>-45 

Tomato, Santa Rosa 43 

Tomato, Sparks' Earliana 43 
Turnips and Rutabagas . . .46 

Lawn Grass Seed 55 

Permanent Pasture Grass 

Mixtures 55 

Roses 74 

Farm Seeds 

Barley 51 

Bean, Velvet 53 

Bean, Soja 53 

Broom Corn 51 

Buckwheat 51 

Clovers 55, 56 

Corn, Field 4S-50 

Corn, Kafir 52 

Fruit Tree Seeds 47 

Grasses 55, 56 

Millets 54 

Milo Maize 52 

Oats 50 

Peas, Cow 53 

Peas, Canada Field 53 

Rape, Dwarf Essex 52 

Speltz, or Emmer 51 

Spring Rye 51 

Spring Wheat 51 

Sugar Cane 52 

Sunflower 51 

Teosinte 52 

Vetches 52 

Wild Rice 51 



Abronia 70 

Abutilon 70 

Acrocliniuni 70 

Adlumia 69, 70 

Adonis 70 

Ageratum 59 

Alyssum 59 

Amarantus 70 

Ampelopsis 69 

Antirrhinum 59 

Flower Seeds, con. 


Aquilegia 70 

Arctotis grandis 70 

Asparagus 69 

Asters '58 

Balloon Vine 69 

Balsam 59 

Balsam Apple 71 

Balsam Pear 71 

Begonia 69, 70 

Bellis. See Daisy 

Browallia 70 

Calliopsis 70 

Calceolaria 69 

Calendula 70 

Campanula 59 

Canar>'-Bird Vine £9 

Candytuft 60 

Cannas 70 

Canterbury Bell 59 

Carnations 60, 75 

Castor-Oil Plant. See Ri- 

Celosia 61 

Centaurea 60 

Chr\santhemunis 70, 75 

Cineraria 69, 70 

Clarkia 70 

Clematis 69, 75 

Cleome 70 

Cobsea scandens 69 

Cockscomb 61 

Convolvulus 70 

Coreopsis 70 

Cornflower 60 

Cosmos 61 

Crotolaria 61 , 70 

Cyclamen 69 

Cypress Vine 69 

Dahlias 70 

Daisy 70 

Datura 70 

Delphinium 61 

Dianthus 61 

Digitalis 62 

Doliclios 69 

Dracaena 70 

Edelweiss 70 

Eschfcholtzia 70 

Evening Primrose 70 

Everlasting Flowers 70 

Forget-me-nots 62 

Foxgloves 62 

Gaillardia 70 

Geranium 69, 75 

Glowing Ball 62 

Gloxinia 69 

Godetia 70 

Gourds 70 

Grasses 71 

Grevillea 71 

Flower Seeds, con. 

P ' GE 

Gypsophila 71 

Helianthus 6S 

Heliotrope 71 

Hibiscus 71 

Hollyhocks 62 

Honeysuckle 75 

Humulus 69 

Ipomcea 63 

Kenil worth Ivy 69 

Kochia 62 

Lantaiia 71 

Larkspur 61, 71 

Lathy rus 69 

Lemon Verbena 69 

Lobelia < 2 

Love-in-a-Mist 63 

Lychnis 71 

Maiigold 63 

Mar\-el of Peru 71 

Mesembr>anthenium 71 

Mignonette 63 

Mimulus 71 

Moonflower 63, 75 

Momordica balsamina 71 

Momordica Charentia 71 

Morning-Glories 63,71 

Myosotis 62 

Nasturtiums 64 

Nicotiana 63, 71 

Nigella 63 

Ornamental Gourds 70 

Ornamental Grasses 71 

Pansy 65 

Passion Flower 69 

Petunia 66 

Phlox 66, 75 

Pinks 61 

Poppy 66, 71 

Portulaca 71 

Primula 69, 71 

Pyrethrum 71 

Ricinus 68 

Rudbeckia 71 

Salpiglossis 71 

Salvia 68 

Scabiosa 71 

Sensitive Plant 71 

Shasta Daisy 70 

Smilax 69 

Snapdragon 59 

Stevia 71 

Stocks 68 

Stokesia Cyanea 71 

Sunflower 68 

Swainsonia 69 

Sweet Peas 67 

Sweet William 71 

Thunhergia 71 

Torenia 71 

Tropreolum 69, 71 

Flower Seeds, con. 


Verbena 68 

Violet 71 . 75 

Wallflower 71 

Wild Flower Garden 68 

Wistaria 75 

Zinnia 68 


Deutzia .... 

Fern Ball 7 i 

Ferns 69 

Hydrangeas 75 

Roses 74 

Snowball 75 

Spirea 75 

Strawberries, etc 76 

Vegetable Plants 47 


Begonias, Tuberous-rooted 

69, 70, 72 

Caladiums 72 

Cannas 70. 72 

Dahlias 72 

Gladioli 73 

Gloxinia 73 

Iris 73 

Lilies 73 

Lily-of-the- Valley 73 

Oxalis 73 

Peonies .7;; 



Bee Hives 


Dog Cakes 

Essays, Leaflet 

Farm and Garden Tools... 

Tree Seeds 

Fruit Trees 


Incubators and Brooders... 


Japanese Fern Balls 

Nut Trees 

Peach Pits 

Planet Jr. Tools 3d cov 

Poultry' Foods 

Poultry Medicines 

Poultry- Supplies 

Shrubs, Hardy Ornamen- 

Small Fruits 

Spraying De\'ices 

Tools and Implements 

\'ine?. Climbing 69, 



DECIDUOUS. AW fine, large, first-class stock. . — 

Beech (Fagus), Rivers' Purple Si 

Birch (Betula), Canoe, or Paper. Finest white bark i 

Catalpa speciosa 

£Im (Ulnius), .American 

Horse-Chestnut i 

Maple (.Acer), Norway. Dense foliage i 

Sugar, or Rock 

Japanese, Dwarf; fine foliage i 

Oak I Onerciis), Pin. Fine street or specimen tree. . 2 

Scarlet i 


Fir (.Abies), Nordman's Silver (Specimens) 5 

Pine (Pinus), Austrian { P. Aiisliiaca) i 

Stone (P. Ccnibra) i 

White (P. Slrobus) i 

Spruce (Picea), Colorado Blue ( Koster's) 2 


00 to 
00 to 
30 to 
00 to 
50 to 





Azalea Amoena. \'ery desirable Ji 00 Jio 00 

Mollis. Blooms in May i 00 10 00 

Berberis Thunbergii (Japanese Barberry) 25 2 50 

Deutzia crenata. ^^■I^ite-(^o\ve^ing 25 250 

Forsythia Fortunei. Golden yellow flowers 35 3 50 

Hydrangea paniculata grandiflora 25 2 50 

Lilac (Syringa), vulgaris. Blue 35 3 50 

White Persian 50 5 00 

Spiraea Van Houttei. Wliite-flowering 35 3 50 



Berberis ( Jaii,\iu-se Barberry). Excellent for hedges.. $2 50 S15 00 

Hemlock Spruce. 12 to iS inches 3 50 20 00 

California Privet. Deservedly popular: iS to 24 in.. 200 600 


In common with other responsible seed houses, I sell my seed subject to the foUowine disclaimer, it being that adopted by the American Seed Trade Association. 
Walter P. Stokes gives no warranty, express or implied, as to description, quality, productiveness or any other matter of any seeds, bulbs or plants he sends out, and he 
will not be in any way responsible for the crop. If the purchaser does not accept the goods on these terms, they are at once to be returned.— W. P. S. 

ORDER SHEET for Stokcs^ Staiidaf cl Seeds plants, bulbs, etc. 

Walter P. Stokes, of the late firm of Johnson ^ Stokes 

219 Market Street, PHILADELPHIA, PA. 


At prices quoted in this catalogue, I deliver free in the United States to any Post 
Office, Express Office, or Freight Station at my option, Vegetable and Flower Seeds 
by the packet, ounce and pound. Grass Seeds, Farm Seeds, Potatoes, Implements, In- 
secticides, etc., go by Freight or Express at purchaser's expense. 

On Beans, Sweet Corn and Peas, by the pint and quart, I quote prices both ways, 
by mail postage paid, and by freight or express, so that they can be ordered sent 
either way as desired. 

I guarantee all shipments of Seeds, Bulbs, Plants, Implements, Live Stock, etc., 
shall reach the purchaser safely and in good condition. 


I will be responsible for money sent to me bv P. 0. Order, Express Money Order, Bank 
Draft, Express or by Registered Letter. Have them made to the order of Walter P. Stokes. 

rnnWARn RY jStateonthis line whether wanted I 

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Posf-Office Money Order S 

Express Money Order . 

Bank Draft . . . 

Cash, Notes and Silver 

Postage Stamps 

(2-ct. stamps preferred) 

Total . . • 

DATE, 1908 

IMPORTANT. PLEASE WRITE YOUR ADDRESS PLAINLY and in full in the blanks above ; also keep your order separate from other matters you may wish to write 

about. This enables us to fill orders more rapidly and correctly, and your inquiries will receive more prompt attention. Duplicate Order Sheets sent on request. 

Bushels Pecks Quarts Pints Pounds Ounces Packets 







The space below is for Remarks about yoiu Order. Any other correspondence should be given on a separate sheet of paper. 

NAMES FOR STOKES' SEED CATiLOGIIF I wouW thank you to send me the names of your Friends or Neighbors who you know send off for Seeds, Plants. Bulbs, etc If 

wBiMuuuui.. ^^^j g j^gjj ^g^g these, indicatine whether they erow for market or not. you may select a packet of 
one of the Stokes Standard Veeetable Seeds and Stokes Standard Nasturtium or Sweet Pea Seed— two packets in all. 


Do They Grow 
for Market ? 


Rural Route 


For the above I select, and please add to my order, one packet Stokes Standard 

"Planet Jr." Drills, Wheel-Hoes and Cultivators 


1^ . 

■1 Hill and IJiill SucJur 

These useful tools add much to the joy of gardening. With the Drills, the 
seeding may be done in one-fourth of the time required to do it by hand and far 
better, producing a more even crop and with a great saving of seed. With the 
Hill Droppers, there is also a great additional saving of labor in hoeing and thin- 
ning. The Wheel-Hoes, with their attachments for cultivating, hilling, furrowing, 
covering, etc., are great labor-savers, and their use is pleasant, eas)' exercise. 
They are 
built sub- 
and win 
last with 
care for 
a long 
time and 
are easily 
by man or 

"Planet Jr." Hill and Drill Seeders 

A good seed drill is one of tlie most important garden implements 
The seeding mi\y be done very much more rapidly tlian h\ hand and 
very much more evenly, producing a uniform crop and with con- 
siderable saving of seed. The Hill Droppers also make a great addi- 
tional saving of labor in hoeing and thinning. The New "Planet Jr." 
Hill and Drill Seeders are the very best seed planters made. They 
will sow seeds either in a continuous row (thick or thin, shallow or 
deep) or they may be set to plant any desired cjuantity of seed at 
regular distances apart, — 4, 6, 8, 12 or 24 in. The)- open the furrow, 
drop the seed, cover and roll it, and mark the next row at one opera- 
tion and as fast as a man can walk. The flow of seed ma)' be instantly 
shut off, thus preventing waste when turning the end of a row. 


No. 6 Combined Hill and Drill Seeder, Wheel-Hoe, 
Cultivator and Plow. The newest and best drill 
Ttiatle , 

No. 6 Hill and Drill Seeder, without attachments.. 

No. 5 Hill and Drill Seeder. A special size with 
large hopper for market -gardeners, sugar-beet 
growers, etc 

No. 4 Hill and Drill Seeders. Very popular size 

No. 4 Hill and Drill Seeder, combined with Single 
Wheel-Hoe, Cultivator and Plow 

No. 3 Hill and Drill Seeder. A popular size for 
market-gardtners, large prix ate and hotel gardens 

No. 25 Hill and Drill Seeder and Double Wheel- 
Hoe, Cultivator and Plow 

?i3 50 
II 00 

"Planet Jr." Wheel -Hoes and Cultivators for 
Hand Power 

These Wheel Cultivators make the care of your garden a pleasure, 
enabling a man or woman to care for five times as much ground as 
could be done with the ordinary hoe. They are built substantially 
for all-day work, and will last a long time. 

The Double Wheel-Hoes, while they work equally well between 
the rows of plants, are especially adapted for straddling one row, 
working close to both sides of the plants until thev are 20 in. high. 

The Single Wheel-Hoes are rather lighter than the double wheel, 
and while the wheel can be set on the side of the frame, enabling 
both sides of one row to be hoed at one time, yet they are best 
adapted for working between two rows of plants. The attachments 
to either the Double or Single Wheel-Hoes include: 

The Cultivator. Teeth are made of best stamped steel, and it may 
be used for either stirring or cultivating the soil. 

The Flat Hoes. For hoeing and cutting off weeds near the surface. 
The 4-in. size are for rows under 12 in. wide, the 6-in. for wider rows. 

Thi Plows. Are for furrowing, covering, hilling up, etc. They will 
throw the earth either to or from the plants, as desired. 

The Rakes. Are for stirring, fining and leveling the surface and 
for early cultivation, and are very useful. 

The Leaf Lifters. Turn aside the foliage so that the plants are not 
injured by tlie wheels and so that close work can be done rapidly 
and easilv. 


No. 11 Double Wheel-Hoe. 
No. 12 

Ko. 13 
o. 16 Single 
No. 17 
No. 1754 " 
No. 18 


















$9 00 





6 85 


4 50 





5 50 




4 75 



4 25 


I 25 

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" Planet Jr." Horse-Hoe and Cultivators 

These are splendid implements without a peer, as labor-savers. 
They are made entirely of steel, are light and easily handled, and 
yet the frames are extra long and high and strong. The teeth, hoes, 
etc., are of the finest quality of steel, carefully and scientifically 
shaped and curved. The cultivator teeth can be set at different dis- 
tances; the seed hoes to the Horse-Hoe can be set so as to throw 
much or little soil either to or from the plants. The lever wheels regu- 
late the depth at which the machine runs. The lever expanders 
widen or narrow the implements to work in uneven rows and can be 
changed as the horse is moving. The handles can be adjusted to 
suit the operator. 


No. 8 "Planet Jr." Horse-Hoe 

and lever wheel and depth re. 
No. 7 "Planet Jr." Horse-Hoe 

it has no depth regulator and 
No. 9 "Planet Jr." Horse-Hoe 

it has a plain wheel setting w 
No. 9 "Planet Jr." Horse-Hoe 
No. 4 "Planet Jr." Horse-Hoe 

without e.xpanders 

No. 4 "Planet Jr." Plain cultiv 


"Planet Jr." 12-tooth Harrow, 
"Planet Jr." 12-tooth Harrow 
"Planet Jr." 12-tooth Harrow 

and Cultivator. Has lever expander 

^ulator. Runs steady as a clock 

and Cultivator. Same as No. 8 except 

does not run so steady 

and Cultivator. Same as No. 7 except 
ith bolts instead of the lever wheel .... 
and Cultivator. Without any wheels. . 
and Cultivator. Has plain wheel and 

ator only, without wheel (wheel extra. 

Cultivator and Pulverizer. Complete. 

, Cultivator. Without pulverizer 

Without puU erizer and wheel 

$9 00 

8 50 

7 5" 
6 75 

6 50 

4 25 

9 00 

7 25 
6 00 

Farmers' No. 19 Single Wheel-Hoe. Is a cheat)er tool for farmers' use and 
is a good etlicient tool. Has large wheel, 3 cultivator steels, 2 shovel steels 
and a plow. Price, J3.50 

Fire Fly Wheel Garden Plow. A large plow only, but a very efficient garden 
help. $2.40. 

"Planet Jr." 12-tooth Harrow at work 




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